Job collects his equilibrium after a seemingly endless attack upon his character both intellectually and spiritually. But not before he archers, what he considered to be a more than satisfactory rebuttal. Even willing to once again move in the direction renewed friendships. But, it’s conditional upon mutual agreed terms. Summary of yesterdays discussion.
Now Job reflects upon life itself and muses over the following. “What is man, who is born of a woman? It’s like a few days which is filled with troubles. He grows up like a flower, and is cut down. He’s like a shadow that doesn’t continue.
Do You open Your eyes on such a one, and bring them into judgement with Yourself? After all who can bring a clean thing, out of something unclean? No one!
Since his days are determined and the number of his months are with You. You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot exceed them. (Think about that the timing of your death is predetermined).
There is hope for a tree, if it is cut down that it will sprout again from the ground, that its tender branches will also once again appear. It will do so, as long as it can scent the water it will sprout back to life.
But a man dies and is laid low. Yes, man gives up his spirit and is no more. So a man lies and doesn’t mimic the tree. You can count on that until the heavens are no more. Man will not be roused out of his sleep. Oh that You would hide me in hell, and keep me as a secret until your wrath has passed. Then appoint me a set time to be remembered.
Though I wonder, when a man dies, will he live again? If that should occur, then I’ll wait for my release to come. You will call, and I will answer. Because you have a desired future for the works of your hands.
But now, You count my steps, and know all about my sins. My disobedience is sealed up in a bag. There is no possible way for me to escape my iniquities.
Oh God! As the mountain falling comes to nothing, The rock is removed out of its place, the waters wear the stones. Its torrents wash away the ground of the earth. So you destroy the hope of man. You forever prevail against him, and he departs. You change his face, and send him away.
His children come to honor him, but he doesn’t know it. They are saddened, but he doesn’t perceive it of them. But the flesh on his body has pain, and his soul within him mourns.
This discussion was developed from Job 14:1-22, by critical analytical interpretation.
Job answers his own question, what is man that you are mindful of him?
No doubt many have asked the same question, and most likely the answers vary. But there is a single answer, and it comes from a careful prayerful independent study of the scriptures.
Avoid organized Christendom go it alone, or form small independent home study groups. It’s suggested that people start their journey through a study of Romans – Philemon.
Because within them it’s all about Christendom from the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Including His perspective, from, how to live the Christian life Like all other Biblical ages, this age will also will end. And the next age, will make the shenanigans of this age seem like a welcomed experience.
Your journey is best accomplished by being one of His. To become a part of our Christ family follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality so many seek.
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