Job’s mood isn’t very good these days. He says, “I know that God lives, but I don’t understand; why He has taken away from me everything, I valued? I am bitter!” (cp. Job 27:2).
That occurred because God entered into a contract with Satan.” Or as Abaddon, “And they had a king over them; the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew is Abaddon, but in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.” (cp, Revelation 9:11).
That raises an universal question, why? Which raises another universal question, is God currently entering into such agreements? That is scary because millions of lives could have been destroyed, and many more will be destroyed.
Maybe God provided the answer through the Apostle Paul. “Therefore let those, who think they stand, take heed lest they fall. There is no experience that is not common to all, but God is faithful, and will not allow anyone to experience more than anyone can endure. He will see to it that you will be able to bear it. (cp. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13).
But Job was well anchored in the above aforementioned, and because of that, Job was able to bear it
So he says, “The length of my life is still with me, and as is the breath of God. Surely my lips will not offend God, neither will my tongue utter deceit,” verses 3-4.
“But far be it from me that I am able to say that your actions were justified. Until I die, I will maintain my integrity. I will stand by my righteous standards. My heart will not rebuke me, so long as I live, verses 5-6.
2 Timothy 3;16-17, was provided for us that we might apply it to what rests in the aforementioned. Which reads, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God. (Meaning it was God breathed. and directed by His breath in and through those who penned the scriptures). And is profitable for learning, scolding, correction, and for instruction in righteousness. So that everyone may be able to cope with what life offers. Whether it is rather insignificant or overwhelming.”
It is also applicable concerning the following. Perhaps as sentiments of his inner thoughts, or his voiced opinion to the Almighty.
Let my enemy be treated like the wicked. Because they rise up against me with behaviors like the unrighteous. Why not now, because the godless have no hope, when he is cut off, when God takes his life? verses 7-8.
Will God hear his cry when trouble comes to him? Because that’s when such people will turn to the Almighty. Calling on God when misery strikes, verses 9-10.
I will teach you what I have learned about the hand of the Almighty. Surely all of you have seen it; why then have you lived lives, so conceited in the ways of mortal destruction? verses 11-12.
This then is your just portion from God. You are seen as wicked people. Along with the people who lived lives by oppressing others unjustly. While you fared sumptuously, Your children have been taught to live by the sword. They also will not be satisfied by consuming only bread. Your entire hereditary successors will die. Their widows will express no grief. Even though they heaped up silver like dust, and piled up clothing like clay, 13-16.
Though they pile up their riches it is for naught. Divine Providence will see to it that the just, and the innocent will be the beneficiaries. That is because their entire empires are structured like houses woven by moths. Much like booth which a watchman would build, verses 17-18.
The last time such predators lie down rich. They will not do so again. They will open their eyes but will not see. Those last moments of life will terrorize them like waters that steals them away in the night. The east wind carries them away. It sweeps them out of their places. It hurls at them, and does not spare, as life flees away out of reach of their hands. People will clap there hands at them, and will hiss at them as they are moved out of their places. verses 19-23.
This discussion was developed from, Job 27:2-23, through critical analytical interpretation.
“The cycle of Life,” loaded with instructional information much which is within our abilities to accept or modify. Including how to talk to God. Except for verses 19-23, which is all about what it feels like to die. Perhaps a gift from Divine Providence giving us a heads up on the subject.The prudent will take heed and the mockers will laugh.
There is another account about dying which was previously discussed. In which a certain person died, and the angels carried him away. Why? Most likely it’s about being one with our Creator. If you understand what that means, blessings! If not one with Christ follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.
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