The righteous 'wise' man Job
Job 13:15 -
Though He slay [kill] me, yet will I trust [hope] in Him: but I will maintain [prove] mine own ways before Him.
Among those blessed with immense wisdom in the Old Testament are the names of Job, Joseph, Daniel and Solomon. Among these Job, Daniel and Solomon stand out as exceptional each being having something different about them. No doubt Solomon was blessed with more wisdom than the others and added more to the Bible in sense of volume but as an example Solomon did not do well. All his wisdom which is best seen in his book Song of Solomon (which even today hardly 0.0001 percent believers understand, most think it to be a book of romance) still did not sustain him for he was more in theory not applied wisdom. The wisdom he received was a gift not what was breed in him (therefore it is better to study God's Word and receive wisdom than to pray and receive).
In the whole Old Testament when the Lord had to name people as an example of being righteous people He did not name even people considered favourite like Abraham, Moses or David but named people like Noah, Job and Daniel. One can imagine that it was the Lord who put them as examples!
Among my favourite in the Old Testament is Job. One should understand this Man of God wrote this book (among other books which are not added to the Bible) way before Moses (he lived long before Moses). The book of Job is not Prophetic Word but is an understanding of God's Word.
One may say no Logos (written Word) existed at that time for Logos started with Moses then where did Job get his base matter on which he expounded. If one reads the book well Job got his Logos from creation and both John and Paul also note on this.
The instructions of salvation and about the Kingdom of God was given to mankind the very day God created creation and was written into the images in which God created all things. Daniel got his understanding from scriptures but Job got is from creation. Some of the revelations coded in the book of Job are just flabbergasting. His understanding was so awesome to the extend one of his books were not allowed since man was not ready to receive it and its time was not yet.
Even with all this wisdom, understanding and being righteousness this great man wrestled (struggled) with the Lord. In today's scripture Job talks of the time when he will stand before the Lord for judgment and where no godless man will stand before Him. Job talks of the Judgment Day when all believers of Lord Jesus Christ will stand before the Judgement Throne. At this time Job expects to put forth his case before the Lord in words.
The Bible says the whole Truth is revealed gradually over time and it is this complete Truth in us which will un-corrupt us and make us complete Sons of God. It is at this time the story comes to an end and Jesus comes again.
Job even in all his wisdom and understanding was not aware that when we stand before the Lord we will not be able to speak a word or even attempt to argue our defence for the records will be open and these records will speak about us for themselves. It is frightening when we know what these records are and it is only then will we realize what the meaning of the Blood of the Lamb of God means to mankind.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, mankind really has no understanding of the value of your Blood Sacrifice. It is only when the records are open that none will expect any man to enter Heaven but at that time it is your Righteousness that will cover those in You and enable many to enter Heaven. Lord, we thank You for your eternal Blood Sacrifice. Lord, we pray that we remain in your sacrifice until our last breath and that we be saved...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, [from] the beginning of the creation of God;
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: (first record of the coming of Jesus Christ for tis was written before Moses)
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord GOD.
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness.
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