"Eliphaz's third address."
"Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered and said,"
this chapter Eliphaz the Temanite is going to get quite angry with Job.
22:2 "Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that
is wise may be profitable unto himself?"
is asking Job, "Do you think any person can benefit God whether he
is wise or a fool?" He
is asking if Job thinks in his mind that he can change God by his words.
This is a strange statement for this so called man of God to
"Is it any pleasure to The Almighty, that thou art
righteous? or is it gain to Him, that thou makest thy ways
is asking Job, just because you are perfect and righteous, do you think that's
a benefit to God. Again
we have many words spoken here, but what were our Father's Words concerning
do you think of My servant Job?"
Our Father was proud of Job because he was a righteous man, and
it does make a great difference when a person strives to be a righteous
person before God. God
doesn't care what you do or say. He
doesn't care if you are righteous, wise or a fool.
Eliphaz is trying to let Satan off the hook, by his accusations
that God did all these things to you, Job.
"Will He reprove thee for fear of thee? will He enter with
thee into judgment?"
you think that God is afraid of you, Job?
In other words, if you are righteous on judgment day do you think
that God is going to punish you for your religious thoughts,
whether you revere and respect Him or not?
There are many people that will be punished for their religion,
because they have accepted a false religion.
They have accepted a false Christ, and worshipped Satan's
religion. If you take the
name and number of the beast, Satan's false religion, you will be
punished greatly for the way your worship and the things you do and say.
"Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities
is telling Job, 'you know what the trouble is, your are a sinner."
"For thou hast taken a pledge from thy brother for nought,
and stripped the naked of their clothing."
"Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou
hast withholden bread from the hungry."
is accusing Job of taking his wealth by ill-gotten gains, of dealing
falsely with his brethren, and of turning his back on the needy.
Each of these accusations are simply not true for Job was a
righteous man, and he sought to do what was right in the eyes of the
Almighty Father. However, do
you see how words, words, words and the rambling goes on over nothing?
In time the words drift far from the facts.
"But as for the mighty man, he had the earth; and the
honourable man dwelt in it."
man with the strongest arm will take land by force, but the honorable man just accepts what is given to him.
This is applied to those people that are accepted as being
somebody of importance. This
is the way that it works in many of places of our land today.
If a man has enough money and speaks the right words, he is
accepted in the community as being somebody important.
This line of thought is only accepted in this earth age.
Job, as we know from the first three chapters was not guilty of
doing this to anyone, and taking anything by force.
"Thou hast sent widows away empty, and the arms of the
fatherless have been broken."
"Therefore snares are round about thee, and sudden fear
the Temanite is telling Job, after kicking out the widow, and fatherless
and breaking them, you have a great deal to fear of God, and I don't
blame you. If Job had done
this he should have been freightened, but he did not do these things
that he is accused of.
"Or darkeness, that thou canst not see; and aboundance of
waters cover thee."
you sit there in your darkness, can't you see those great flood waters
of Satan devouring you? Eliphaz
is still blaming God for the things that Satan is doing to him, and
those flood waters are not from God, but Satan.
Can you tell the difference when Satan's flood waters are
starting to cover you and drown you with words?
"Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height
of the stars, how high they are!"
you think for a moment that God doesn't know that you haven't done these
things? Of course Job knows
in his heart and mind that God knows he is innocent.
"And thou sayest, 'How
doth God know? can He judge through the dark cloud?"
is telling Job, that though you think that your deeds are hidden from
God by a dark cloud, that is not so.
God can see your evil deeds clearly through that dark cloud.
"Thick clouds are a covering to Him, that He seeth not; and
He walketh in the circuit of heaven.' "
"Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have
know what the results of the wicked ways that wicked men shall receive?
"Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was
overflown with a flood:"
is now relating the flood of Noah's day to the wicked ways of the people
of that day. When man become
so wicked, God just washed them away.
"Which said unto God, 'Depart from us:' and what can the
Almighty do for them?"
them" should be "...to
them". Eliphaz is
asking Job, when a person wants God to depart from them, what can God do
to them? Eliphaz is
inferring that God can do nothing to the person for anything that a man
desires to do.
"Yet He filled their houses with good things: but the
counsel of the wicked is far from me."
though their purpose was different than God's purpose, Eliphaz is
telling Job that God still filled their houses with many good things.
He is saying that God blesses the wicked just as he blesses the
good person. Eliphaz is
referring back to the time when Job was a rich man and well respected in
the world around him.
"The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh
them to scorn."
clears up in the next verse.
"Whereas or substance is not cut down but the remnant of
them the fire consumeth."
Eliphaz is saying here is that he laughs and rejoices when he sees the
homes of the wicked destroyed and their substance taken from them.
This is saying that this so called friend of Job rejoiced when
Job's family was taken from him, his house foreclosed on and his wealth
was gone. I think we can see
just the kind of friend Eliphaz was by his own words.
What an insult to Job, and yet Job continued to sit and be
insulted by this nut case. Eliphaz
is telling Job right out, "I'm glad your house got burned; I'm glad
your kids were destroyed and so on."
It was God taking his vengeance upon you as a sinner.
this moment it must have hurt Job very much, for Eliphaz was a trusted
friend when Job was well off and in good standing with the community.
Now in hard times, he sat there and took the garbage from these
so-called Friends. Again the
point to this chapter; is be careful of seeking counsel of any man, but
seek counsel from God through His Word, and a man or woman of God that
understands the Scriptures. What
is important is that he or she can stick to the basics of God's plan,
and not ramble on with nothing but words, words, words.
The facts here is that Satan placed the boils on Job's body.
Satan killed Job's kids, and it was Satan that took the wealth of
Job from him to test him to see if Job would curse God to His face.
Those are the facts, and all the false accusations are nothing
"Acquaint now thyself with Him, and be at peace: thereby
good shall come unto thee."
good friend are now asking Job to repent right here on the spot before
them, and then God will give you peace.
Have you ever heard that before?
The good deacons and parson desiring someone to come forward and
repent all their evil deeds to them so that God can save them?
There is nothing wrong with repentance before God, but that
becomes the sole part to their religion.
"All you have to do is believe to be saved."
They tell you the facts of the rest of the Bible, the Old
Testament and Revelation are not important.
This is not attacking repentance for repentance and salvation are
only the beginning to the Christian life, just as milk is required for
the babies to start their walk in life.
If there is no meat and solid food, there is no growth.
If you do not go past repentance than you would be floundering in
the dark just like these three men are.
"Receive, I pray thee, the law from His mouth, and lay up
His words in thine heart."
God's Word from the law, as given by God, and keep them in your mind.
22:23 "If thou return to the
Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from
he follows the Iaw sin will be put far from our homes, and iniquity will
"Then shalt thou lay up gold as dust, and gold a Ophir as
the stones of the brooks."
that it was in Ophir, where the Nephinims [Kenites] built their
strongholds to control the house of God.
They took the center place at the brook and all the people
brought their tithes and wealth to them.
We are talking about the priesthood that was taken over by the
Kenites, as Ezra pointed out in Ezra 8:15, when their was not one
Levite in the entire group returning to build the Temple.
The Kenites, the sons of Satan through Cain had taken over the
"Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have
plenty of silver."
are all you get from these men of Ophir, with their good sounding words
and promises. Remember that
the thing that these men are promising is Salvation through repentance.
This is good, but it requires much more.
Repentance and Salvation is the milk of the Word, but God
requires that we must have the meat of His Word.
"For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and
shalt lift up thy face unto God."
must make Job feel real good, for Job hadn't sinned except for a few
little things and that he told them those sins were none of their
"Thou shalt make thy prayer unto Him, and He shall hear
thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows."
is telling Job, God will listen to you Job if you will just make this
prayer to him and pay these vows. Have
you heard these words before; repent and send your money?
"Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall shine upon thy
you think this was reassuring to Job after he was just condemned
wrongly, and accused of all sorts of things?
He is now being told to just make those decrees of things you
have done, and God shall shine down upon your ways.
"When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, 'There is
lifting up; and He shall save the humble person."
men's pride are cast down, than the lifting takes place.
"He shall deliver the island of the innocent: and it is
delivered by the pureness of thine hands.' "
Eliphaz is telling Job is that if you do just as I am telling you to do,
you will be right in the eyes of God.
Again, through all these words, Job was pure before God, for God
looked upon Job as a righteous man.
Through this entire chapter, these men including Job have not
placed the blame for the Job's trouble on Satan, but they have placed
the blame on God. We see
this all the time in our generation, for they read something out of the
Bible, and take it out of context to where it is nothing but a lie.
However there is a negative part to God's plan for this earth
age. This is what God is
telling us through this chapter. That
negative part is Satan and his children, the Kenites.
Satan's children are known by many other names, which fit the
roles that they play at that time. In
Ezra they were called the "Nethinims", and in Ezekiel
38 and 39 they were the "chief prince" of darkness
and this world age.
is only one way to take the whole bread, and that is when you take the
entire loaf of bread, and the Word of God is the bread of life for our
generation. This works the
same way with your mind, for if you only allow half of the truth to
enter into your mind, that is all you have to make your judgments on,
and that is not enough. This
is a little strong, but it is a fact, stick to the facts from God's
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