Job lamenting his misfortunes while conceding God’s greatness. But manages at the same time to accuse God of taking pleasure in one’s mishaps. That’s pretty much is a summary of Job 9:1-24.
Then Job takes stalk of his own life, declaring, “Now my days are swifter than a runner, they flee away, they see no good. They pass by like swift ships, like an eagle swooping on its prey.”
If I say, “I will forget my complaint, I will put off my sad face and wear a smile. But, I am afraid of all my sufferings!”
Reflecting on his awareness of the all knowing and powerful God. Saying, “I know you will not see me as being innocent. So Your condemnation is my plight. Why then do I labor, is it not in vain? My fate is to be plunged into the pit. If I wash myself with melted snow, and cleanse my hands with lye. My own clothes would abhor me.
For He is not a man, as I am, that I may answer Him, and that we should go to court together. Nor is there a mediator between us, who may decide between us. Take Your rod away from me, and stop terrify me. Then I would speak and not fear You, but it will not happen for me.
Therefore, my soul is weary of life. So I will offer You my bitterness, and say, “Do not condemn me, the very work of Your hands. But show me why, You don’t concern Yourself with me? Instead You smile, on the council of the wicked.”
Do You have eyes like we mortals, or do you as we see? Are your days, as the days of us, or your years, like the years of we humans? What gives you the right to inquire about sins? Even though You know that I am not a wicked person. You should know that because your hands framed me and fashioned me together, yet You are determined to destroy me.
Remember, I beg you, because you fashioned me out of clay. Will you return me to dust again? After all, you have poured me out like milk, and curdled me like cheese. You have clothed me with skin and flesh, and have you not put me together with bones and tendons?
You have granted me life and loving kindness. Your visitations has preserved my spirit. Why do, You hid these things in your heart? I know all this is because of You.
If I sin, then you mark me. You will not acquit me from my iniquity. If I am wicked woe is me. If I am righteous, I still will not lift up my head, being filled with disgrace, and afflicted by my conscious.
If my head is held high, you hunt me like a fierce lion, and again, You show Your awesomeness to me. By renewing your witness against me. Your indignation against me causing everything to change.
Why then, did You bring me out of the womb? I wish I had given up my spirit, and that no eye had ever seen me.
I should have been as though I had never been. I should have been carried from the womb to the grave.
Stop! Leave me alone, that I may find a little comfort, before I go where I will not return from the land of darkness and of the shadow of death. A land as dark as darkness itself, as a shadow of death without order, where even the light is like darkness.
The above discussion was developed by employing a critical analysis interpretation of Job 9:25-10:1-22.
That was then concerning death, but for us today we have the following insight. Yes, it appointed for everyone to die once, but after that, the judgement. So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. (cp. Hebrews 9:27-28a). It’s not automatic, but attained by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next. And then, you’ll have the opportunity to meet people like Job, and many other’s like Anne Frank and Helen Keller. Two of the worlds most astonishing people.
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