"Job's sorrowful description of his present
30:1 "But now they that are younger than I have me
in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the
dogs of my flock."
is telling these three so-called friends, some of the younger men that
mock me and have given me trouble are not fit to sit with the dogs that
led my sheep. Remember that
we are use this as a parable, there are people teaching the flock and
leading the sheep that are not fit to sit with the dogs that watch the
sheep. False teachers do not
know God's Word, nor do they have the power or right call themselves
teachers. God did not call
them into teaching, yet they claim that God did.
So we see exactly what Job is speaking of here.
"Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me,
in whom old age was perished?"
though they might be young and have strong arms, but of what good are
their strong arms if their vigor is wasted away.
What is this saying? Job
is saying, what good is a strong man if he is lazy and refuses to do the
work. I don't care if they
had strong bodies, I simply couldn't use them.
I wouldn't even let them run with my dogs.
"For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the
wilderness in former time desolate and waste."
a lack of wisdom they stumble in darkness.
These young men were not stable in their ways, but were like
nomads in the wilderness. Desolate
in their knowledge of the right ways of the past.
These "young" of today are all those that are to lazy
to study God's word, and will not follow its instruction.
They love to gossip, and cause trouble where ever they go, and
they split the unity of a church, and refuse Christ's teachings.
"Who cut up mallows by the bushes, and juniper roots for
is saying that they were like scavengers off the land, they took what
ever they wanted to. They
pluck among the bushes bitter herbs, and make the roots of Juniper their
"They were driven forth from among men, (They cried after
them as after a thief;"
type of young men (women) were driven out of society because of their
continual crying. Look
around you today, most people refuse to face a problem head on, but
would rather sit and cry over it, like those young ones Job is referring
"To dwell in the cliffs of the valleys, in caves of the
earth, and in the rocks."
seek to live in the hidden parts of the earth, the caves and amongst the
"Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were
"nettles" spoken of here were very
high, to where they could even hide a man on horseback.
What this is saying is that these youth would gather as a mob for
their protection and support and stay in the hidden places, where ever
they felt safe.
"They were children of fools, yea, children of base men:
they were viler than the earth."
youth were expelled from the land and driven into the wilderness. "Every
prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly."
"And now am I their song, yea, I am their byword."
says; and now that all these things have happened to me, this group of
youth that I wouldn't even let run with my dogs before, have me their
target. My very name is
their byword. They have
taken all the things that I held important and righteous, and they are
using it as a sham for their byword [a curse word].
"They abhor me, they flee far from me, and spare not to spit
in my face."
even shrink away from me, like they are to good for me, and they don't
mind spitting in my face.
"Because He hath loosed my cord, and afflicted me, they have
so let loose the bridle before me."
"cord" is the string or cord on his bow.
Job is saying that with all his afflictions he is sitting with,
he sits with these boils as a defenseless old man.
When these young wild ones killed his sons, they took Job's
defenses away from him. Friend,
don't get drug into that trap. Did
God loose His bow strings, and make him defenseless?
Of course not, Satan is the one that cause Job's sons to die
and the problems to come over Job.
Satan was the one that was the cause of all of Job's troubles,
and Job still hasn't figured it out yet.
Just because the Word says it in this parable, don't allow it to
deceive you in your mind. Stay
fixed on the subject at hand, and that was Job's big problem, he did not
think and stay focused as he should.
"Upon my right hand rise the youth; they push away my feet,
and they raise up against me the ways of their destruction."
other words, these troublemakers came up on my right flank and they
pushed their ideas in the way that led them to their deeds of
"They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have
came in unhindered as they tore down my defense.
They don't need helpers, for there is no one to speak up against
them. It is as if there is
no end to their ways. This
is the very way the Satan and his children the Kenites work.
They keep pushing until someone makes a stand and brings their
deeds to light, but when no one makes a stand, in time all the defenses
are torn down and there is no defense against them.
That is as it is today, as the sodomites are coming out of their
closets, taking over power positions, changing the laws to protect
themselves, and in time you will be a law-breaker and scorned at for
stating God's warning against them.
get it? If you don't fight
it and make a stand when you can, you become part of it.
That is what happened when these youth killed Job's family and
took all his wealth. Everyone
sat back and did nothing. In
time even Job's friends turned on him and accepted the humanistic side
of Job's attackers. The
three ways they are now attacking Job is by human experience, by human
tradition, and human merit.
"They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the
desolation they rolled themselves upon me."
is speaking of a great dike that is holding the waters back, and the
rushing forth of these youth are like the swift waters that burst forth
when there is a break in the dike. The
"land of desolation" that is left behind after these
waters have flown over it is complete.
When these youth moved over me, they left me in complete
desolation. Job is saying
that that is the way that these youth are doing to me with their
"Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the
wind: and my welfare passeth away as a cloud."
is saying that my very hope vanishes away like a cloud in the sky.
This has to be the very lowest point that Job has reached in this
entire book, for he is now turning the blame on the youth, and not just
those three men that sat before him accusing him.
you are going to have times in your life when things just don't go your
way. The more you try, the
deeper it seems that you fall behind.
In those times you will blame everything and everybody around
you. The point to remember
here is Job has lost the focus on the one that has unstrung his bow
of defense. That evil one is
Satan, and when the trouble started Job did not focus in on the
cause of the problem, for Satan is our enemy.
"And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of
affliction have taken hold upon me."
is calling attention to the problems affliction and misery of every day
"My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my
sinews take no rest."
can feel the throbbing in my bones of my hurt all the night long.
Even my sinews and vains feel the pain that is going through me
all the time. Day or night,
all the time Job is living with this deep pain.
"By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it
bindeth me about as the collar of my coat."
this is saying in the Hebrew text is that, because of my disease, even
my coat and garments have lost their shape.
Job looked terrible in his clothes for he had lost so much weight
that he became disfigured.
"He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust
"He" that Job is blaming for all these terrible things is
God. Job still has not
figured out that Satan is the one that is causing all his troubles.
Did God bring all these things on Job?
Don't get caught up thinking God did it, just because it is
written here; for we know that God did not.
This was established in the first three chapters of the book of
"I cry unto Thee, and Thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and
Thou regardest me not."
is saying, God you don't listen to me, you don't hear me.
Job is blaming God for not paying attention to all those
righteous thing that he did before this trouble started.
You see, God wasn't the one that was doing this to Job.
"Thou art become cruel to me: with Thy strong hand Thou
opposest thyself against me."
and think of the great laughter that Satan is having by this time.
Remember when God told Satan, "What do you think of My
righteous man Job?" "Isn't
Job something special?" Our
Father was so proud of Job, that he was going to let Satan test Job to
prove what a righteous man that Job was.
However, Satan told God, "You lift your wall of
protection that you have around him, and Job will curse you to your
face." So God
lifted His wall of protection, with the only condition, that Satan would
not take Job's life.
had his way with Job, he took Job's wife and family, and stripped Job of
all his wealth. Than Satan
brought boils upon Job's body that covered him from head to toe.
This elect of God, the one that God was so proud of, now has all
but turned on God and blamed God for all his problems.
and think my friend, when the going gets a little rough, and you seem to
be down and out, just who do you blame for the condition that you are
in. What do you think God is
saying about you? Is He
proud of his servant down there on earth, or is he ashamed of your words
and actions. Who are you
pinning the blame on when things don't go right?
Are you asking God why He doesn't hear your prayers, or are you
cleansing your life, and taking the authority that God has given to you,
and ordering Satan out of your life?
God won't answer you if you don't take the authority that Christ
has given to you through His Word and His promises.
You are the one that must ask and exercise your rights at the
throne of God.
be like Job was, as he stood in all his troubles, but know that God is
proud of you as you take control of your life.
"Thou liftest me up to the wind; Thou causest me to ride
upon it, and dissolvest my substance."
Hebrew text is saying; I am just like the chaft that is blowing in the
"For I know that Thou wilt bring me to death, and to the
house appointed for all living."
appointed for all living",
is directed to the point of death in a "mortal men life".
"Howbeit He will not stretch out his hand to the grave,
though they cry in his destruction."
verse is so polluted in the translation that it is difficult to get the
meaning from the Hebrew. However
what it is saying; Even a begger at the point of death has a right to
hold his hand up and cry out for help.
"Did not I weep for him that was in trouble? was not my soul
grieved for the poor?"
those poor beggers held their hand out for help, I helped them and the
poor. If they had the right
for help, why don't I have the same right for help that they have?
"When I looked for good, then evil came unto me: and when I
waited for light, there came darkness."
is telling God that when the begger held his hand out, I gave him help,
and now that I need help, all that I get is darkness.
"My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction
was in great pain continually.
"I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried in
Job stood up in the congregation after the loss of his family, his
wealth, and the boils came, there wasn't one in the congregation that
would come forth to comfort me.
Not one. How many
would come out of your congregation?
"I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls."
this parable you can go into many direction with this verse.
Dragons in the Hebrew is jackals or laughing hyenas.
"My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with
is saying that his skin is peeled off, and my body is burned with the
heat of the day.
"My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the
voice of them that weep."
doesn't have anything to be happy about.
The very things that were used to make happiness are now the
things that are causing Job's sadness by his remembrances of them.
This is a low point in Job's life.
Job was a righteous man, and he did everything that God expected
of him. In Job's goodness
God was proud of him, and allowed Job to be tested by Satan.
God expected Job to stand strong on his own two feet when the
time of testing came, however, Job did not have the insight to see where
the testing was coming from; that it was directed by Satan.
Do you know the difference between the correction of God and the
destruction caused by Satan? Do
you know who the Kenites are, and that there are two Messiah's coming,
and do you know the difference? Are
you letting the Kenites maul you in your life without taking the proper
steps of prevention in your daily life?
We are living within Satan's system, but we must be wiser than
the serpent in our daily life. The
problem with most people is that think they know the serpent, Satan, and
they want to fight him; only they think they can grab him by the tail
and subdue him. Before their
battle is over, Satan will beat them into the ground.
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