Yesterdays discussion focused on the ways most know as the way it is. But, ends in the ways most disadvantageous.
Job uses himself as an example, however, it can be made appropriate with perhaps adjustments made here and there for our era. After all that’s how scriptures should be read and applied, when applicable.
Oh that things could be as in the months of old, as in the days when God watched over me. When His lamp provided light, and, I lived by it. Then I was in the prime of my life. When friendship with God, and His ways were my ways. I was happiest then because my children were around me. It was as though my steps were bathed with cream, and streams of oil made my way easy, verses 2-6.
That was a time when I was highly respected. From the children to most highly esteemed within the community. No one challenged me. Because everyone, benefited through my entrepreneurship. And, all that made me very happy. Why? I help the poor, who needed help. Which included the fatherless, who had no one to help them. Being destitute, they would not have been able to survive. That caused the hearts of widows to sing with joy, verses 7-13.
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me. My justice served as a robe and turban. I served as eyes for the blind and feet to the lame. I voluntarily served as a father to them all. And I searched for those, whom I did not know. I broke the jaws of the unrighteous, and plucked their prey from their midst, verses 14-17.
Then I reasoned, I will die in my own house, so multiply my days, as the sand on the beach. Spread my root out to the waters, and let the dew rest on my branches. My satisfaction is fresh within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand, verses 18-20.
People have listened, and waited for my counsel. And when received, there was no need for any additional explanation. They waited for me as for rain. Their mouths drank as with the spring rains. I smiled at them, when they had no confidence. They didn’t reject the light on my face. I chose the way for them, and sat as chief. I lived as a king over the army, as one who comforts the mourners, verses 21-25.
This discussion was developed from Job 29: 2-25. By critical analytical interpretation.
Commendable aspirations to model in a 21st century manner. Easy said, but difficult to achieve. However, that’s exactly what Jesus did, but it works best for those who are apart of His family. Because there is a unexplainable sense of unity with Him, and His purpose for us.
If you can identify with the unexplainable, blessings! If not, start the journey by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the unity, so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.
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