The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
ARE THE WICKED REALLY SAFE? THAT IS THE question we are considering even now.
In our chapter today, Job’s continues to express his anguish.
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And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING MINISTRIES OF THE Blessed Holy Spirit is the ministry of revelation. And by that I mean a ministry of showing. A revealing ministry.
This aspect of the Holy Spirit is so important. This is one of the major reasons the Master sent Him to us. He was given to us to SHOW us things to come! To show us the future; to show us things we need to know.
He is a “SHOW-ER”!
In our text today, we read that He would show you the secrets of wisdom.
Wisdom has secrets and only the Blessed Holy Spirit can show it.
And I believe that He will pour these secrets into your spirit.
Then notice what is the consequence of this showing: they are double to that which is! Alleluia!
When the Blessed Spirit shows you these secrets of wisdom, then there is suddenly a doubling of all that is in your life.
Suddenly your influence is doubled. Suddenly your finances are doubled. Suddenly your prosperity is doubled. Suddenly your increase is doubled. Instead of a bearish economy, you will have a bullish economy.
The Holy Spirit will show you things to come. He will show you the secrets of wisdom. He knows them and He will show them to you!
As you spend time speaking in ecstasy, He will pour these secrets into your spirit.
May you be filled with the Holy Spirit afresh.
To the ends of the earth!
God bless you richly with great grace and many blessings!
Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.
THIS CHAPTER IS FILLED WITH HOPELESSNESS. It is a chapter filled with the tragedy the entire human race is in.
In this chapter Job lays out the case against not just himself but also the entire humanity. He boldly points out the age old case against the human race before a holy God. Again and again, he points out the fact that man can not be justified before God by himself.
He makes it clear that even if man tries to do that his own flesh will abhor him and his own lips will condemn him.Let us look at some striking statements from this chapter that convey these hopeless situation man has found himself in. first Job asks so helplessly. “but how should man be just with God?”
The word for man in this verse is very striking. It is the Hebrew word “’ĕnôsh”. Enosh means “mortal”. This means death doomed! One that is doomed to die; one that is destined to die! It also means One over whom death reigns. This word was also the name of Adam’s first grandson whom Sheth bare. His name was Enosh. We are amazed and helplessly alarmed at the fact that Humanity’s first grand child was named Enosh!
In verse 3 Job lays out further man’s helplessness before a holy God; “If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.”He is talking about God entering into a controversy with man. If God chooses to charge crime on him, and to hold him responsible for his deeds. The language here is taken from courts of justice, and means that if a trial were instituted, where God should submit charges, and the matter were left to adjudication, man could not answer the charges against him. Here again, he is helpless. The thousand here is taken as the highest number. The man’s sins are so many he can’t even answer for one of them not to talk of answering for a thousand.
The whole chapter is a terrible tragedy. There is no ray of hope anywhere in it. It brings out man’s eternal condition before
Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
IN OUR CHAPTER TODAY, BILDAD the Shuhite one of Job’s friends is the one talking to Job.
Our verse today is such an encouragement. Continue reading Your Later End Should Greatly Increase
Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE HERE THAT a man does not have forever to accomplish his purpose in the earth. Continue reading YOU DON’T HAVE FOREVER
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?
WE ARE HIT BY THE VERY FORCE of the words above!
This expression tells us how powerful, how hard hitting are the right words.
By the right words, we mean words based on the word of God. We mean the word of God!
What can be more right than the word of God.
These right words are words spoken in season.
Continue reading HOW FORCIBLE ARE THE RIGHT WORDS
He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.
HERE WE READ THESE STRANGE AND staggering words.
What confidence these words give to us! Continue reading GOD WILL DISAPPOINT YOUR ENEMIES!
Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?
WHEN JOB’S PROBLEMS STARTED, three of his friends came to comfort him and mourn with him. We are told they mourned with him for seven days. That included going without food and sitting on the ash heap with job for seven days and seven nights. Indeed they were true friends of Job. Continue reading Good People Can Suffer But It doesn’t Have to be You
For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
IN THIS CHAPTER, Job begins to talk!
We are shocked at the things he is saying. But you really can’t blame him… he is going through so Continue reading STOP THE FEAR