Job Chapter 7 

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Job 7

 

Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.

O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;

14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:

15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.

16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

47 thoughts on “Job Chapter 7 

  1. 1“Is not all human life a struggle?
    Our lives are like that of a hired hand.

    Yes, life is work, hard work. We work 8-12 hours a day, baby sit, make dinner, take kids to school, attend events, shopping, volunteer, go to church, etc. Every hour and minute is accounted for. So yes, we’ll all have struggles daily. But, we’ve got to make time for God, to pray, worship and read the Word. With God, your worries will seam to disappear.

  2. Verse 17 AMP “What is man that You [should] magnify him [and think him important]? And that You are concerned about him?” The Lord always knows where you are, what you need and how soon or when you really need it. Our timeline unfortunately is not exactly His; but, we must learn to trust in the Lord and wait upon Him.

    Matthew 25-34 AMP says ““Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying can add one [a]hour to [the length of] his life? And why are you worried about clothes? See how the lilies and wildflowers of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin [wool to make clothing], yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive and green today and tomorrow is [cut and] thrown [as fuel] into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ For the [pagan] Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; [but do not worry,] for your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

  3. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
    3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me

    We cannot avoid trials and must prepare ourselves otherwise we will be left to our own vices and thoughts. When we are not mindful of what thoughts can come into play during these hard times we can easily find ourselves trying to find Pity for what we’re going through. While job was a righteous man indignant in all things he began to loathe his very existence instead of taking them to God. Our mind can be just as evil if we are not careful with the things that we meditate on. Philippians 4 tells us to be mindful of all things that are good to meditate on things that are pure. A grateful heart cannot be unhappy nor can he be angry. If every day we wake up and acknowledge the things that were facing while simultaneously being grateful for what we have we can find ourselves finding Joy however long the test endures

  4. FIRST THE KINGDOM
    KINGDOM PURPOSE

    1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    While this chapter is painful to read; it is rich with revelation and understanding. Understanding our KINGDOM PURPOSE often brings us to challenging times of fulfillment.

    Job seems to be challenged by the comparison of the natural to the supernatural. By the questions in the mind of Job, it is evident that he understands his life purpose or the plan of life on earth, however his struggle is with understanding his KINGDOM PURPOSE.

    KINGDOM PURPOSE has nothing to do with our life, this world or current situations. This is why KINGDOM PURPOSE is often challenging for us to understand. We are able to glean from Job and others in the WORD of GOD to assist us in understanding, but didn’t have this privileged resource.

    Whatever we may face today, ask JESUS to reveal HIS KINGDOM PURPOSE to us that we may, endure hardenss as a “Good Soldier” of JESUS.

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  5. 20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

    Through the torment of the painful time in his life, Job has began to accept his fate and begin to ask for the death that would end his struggles in the carnal rather he finds that with death he can find some refuge in the grave. Sometimes instead of blaming God for all that is happening and just accept that maybe we are at fault with what we are going through. Job stated I have sinned. What is it going to be for you Lord , that I your servant have sinned against you. What will be our destiny from this point.

    When we seek the kingdom and get back to our first altar, we need to allow our flesh to come under submission to the creator, allow him to restore our spirit and to find refuge in the cleft of his bosom
    When the lord is able to guide and direct us then wherever we go he has ordained the path that we are walking. We need to learn to lean on his everlasting arms and trust him through it all. He will surely deliver us to his throne where we can boldly approach in the time of need.

    I love the Kingdom!

  6. 17. What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

    Psalm 8:
    4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    Psalm 144:
    3. Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

    It may not seem logical that an eternal, perfect God would love such temporary, flawed beings as man, but we are so thankful that He does! Let’s live our lives in a way that doesn’t make Him regret it.

  7. I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery,’ but then you shatter me with dreams and terrify me with visions.
    Job 7:13‭-‬14 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.7.13-14.NLT

    Comfort can only come from the comforter. Anything else we may find comfort in is only temporary. God will allow us to be plagues with dreams especially when He wants to get His point across about something. Thank You, Jesus for never giving up on me and loving me.

  8. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    We all have an appointed time and purpose. We must choose whether or not we want to pursue and fulfill that purpose and if we do, at what cost/lengths will we go to to see it come to pass? God’s plans are perfect – His will is the best, most perfect place to be!

  9. Job 7: 17 [Amp] What is man that You should magnify him and think him important ? And that You should set your mind upon him ? [18] And that You should visit him every morning and try him every moment ? [ Ps. 8:4] What is a man that You are mindful of him, and the son of ( earthborn) man that You care for him ? Where will we be without Jesus in our lives ? Everyday is a challenge, It’s very important to have a relationship with Jesus . I can’t make it without him ! It’s very important to make him first in your lives before anything you do. Ask and you shall receive. How’s your altar ! Help me Lord to be a good soldier for your kingdom.

  10. “Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul [O Lord]. Am I the sea, or the sea monster, That You set a guard over me?
    JOB 7:11‭-‬12 AMP
    https://bible.com/bible/1588/job.7.11-12.AMP

    Everything God allows or does it’s a reason, it has purpose, alot of our situations we find ourselves in are ment to strengthen us in areas of our life that may be weak, or are weak. God isnt ginna leave us in a situation forever, we have the awesome ability of doing that to ourselves, some situations are easier than others, but you got some that will cause you to examine you, and see if you are truly the same or different. You cant fake it til you make it in the midst of a storm! well I cant! It’s hard to give control of my whole life to God, but I do, and I have to everyday, because what am I gonna do, NOTHING, but get frustrated and run, but to trust in God , stand for God, to keep on doing my part of First the Kingdom, I know God will see us through! Thank you Jesus!

  11. If I have sinned, what have I done to you, O watcher of all humanity? Why make me your target? Am I a burden to you? Why not just forgive my sin and take away my guilt? For soon I will lie down in the dust and die. When you look for me, I will be gone.”
    Job 7:20‭-‬21 NLT
    https://bible.com/bible/116/job.7.20-21.NLT

    Often times I have to sit and think as Job did; why me, why now, what did I do? Then after a while it begins to dawn on me that He is testing my faith; just as He is doing with Job. There are moments where I have risen and said why keep me here? Do I get answers; sometimes in a voice, a thought, a feeling, or from somebody around me. I believe what pastor said a while ago; God will test my faith and it’s all on how I handle my test. God can put me in a situation that feels like I’d rather be going through the physical pain that Job went through. Mental pain sometimes can feel worse; it is very taxing in that I know looking at a computer all day can be very tiring. God knows what to do; when to do it; how long to do it for. Here’s the good part; how i handle it is how i come out on the other side.

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  12. MSG 11 “And so I’m not keeping one bit of this quiet,
    I’m laying it all out on the table;
    my complaining to high heaven is bitter, but honest.

    Some people can only see the negative in life and have no desire to see things through the eyes of faith.

    Sometimes life does hand us lemons, but it is how we handle the situation that determines how long we are in the midst of the trial.

    Speak life, speak hope, call those things that are not as though they were.

  13. 17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

    18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

    His words here were not of admiration. Job was having the opposite problem. Too much attention!

    He was actually wanting God to not pay him any attention, because he felt targeted. It’s funny in the send that we usually complain about the opposite. That our problems come from a lack of God involvement.

    This actually puts this in a new lights.

  14. 20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
    21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

    Job is complaining these last few chapters and wondering why this is happening. Ending in this chapter with the statement “I have sinned”. He asks God why he has a been made a mark or a target and that he’s a burden to even himself. He then asks God why he hasn’t pardoned or taken away his transgressions, his offenses, his iniquities, or his unfair behaviors. He mentions that he sleeps in the dust and God looks for him in the morning but he “shall not be”. Most of us have known this feeling before. A feeling as though you’re alive but you can’t feel God’s presence. You pray and seek him but then you feel as though he’s not there. Almost as though when you keep trying to reach someone on the phone and they continue to not answer but then they call you later when you are not aware and you miss their call. Job is feeling this spiritual “playing phone tag”. You may pray and seek forgiveness or peace with the situation but yet you still feel as though you can’t get into his presence. However, that feeling, a season of stagnation is better than not being alive. You still have the hope that you may push through eventually and reach His presence.

  15. 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, o thou preserver of men?
    Why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself.
    ——-
    A dar get yes I want to be a target for the Lord. For I know he wants my good and when chaos is to the fullest I know My God is in control.

  16. Grief

    4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.
    5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
    6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.
    7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
    8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
    9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

    As I keep reading about Job, now that I’m an adult, i see so much more. Job was in great grief, over everything that happened.
    I could somewhat understand this, because I have lost my father who I was very close with. I can remember times, just how Job is describing it. Days flash by, things just dont seem as important as they once were. Yet, we know the end result, which means that we have a hope. If we will just stay strong in our Lord Jesus, he will get us through. If we will seek after him every day and come to the alter that we have prepared everyday, we win.

  17. My days come and go swifter than the click of knitting needles, and then the yarn runs out—an unfinished life!
    Job 7:‬6 MSG

    An unfinished life…
    What a sad testimony.
    It has been said that we should live like there is no tomorrow, but plan as though there are many. I think this is a wise philosophy. Too many of us either procrastinate as if tomorrow is guaranteed or live carelessly as if we won’t have to reap tomorrow what we’ve sown today.

    Today is a gift. Tomorrow not promised. If tomorrow never comes, will we have this testimony, that we’ve lived an unfinished life? How many things would we leave undone? How many people would we leave unwitnessed to? How many relationships unrepaired?

    What would we do with today if we really believed it was our last? Would we spend it selfishly, checking off some bucket list that won’t matter a hill of beans once we enter eternity? Would we squander it, just trying to make it as pleasant and comfortable for ourselves as possible? Or, would we frantically run around trying to get everything done that we always meant to do? Trying to get our affairs in order. Trying to contact that family member or friend we haven’t spoken to in years, knowing we’ve not yet asked their forgiveness. Trying to get our hearts right with God.

    What if we lived like that? Like today may be our last. Like we don’t have tomorrow to put things off unto. What if we lived a repented life today? If we asked for forgiveness today? If we showed our love today? So our testimony would be that we lived our lives well. So we wouldn’t leave so many things unfinished.

    What if we lived like every day is a new gift from God? A new opportunity to accomplish something for the Kingdom? A new day to bless someone in Jesus’ name? How many people could we touch, if we acted today? How many lives could be changed, if we truly used the gift of today that has been given to us for His glory?

    Today is too precious to waste. Too short to squander. Let’s finish some things we’ve put off for far too long! Let’s make ourselves good and faithful servants today.

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    20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

    21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

    Wow, This is how many folks feel everyday. Many folks find it hard to believe that God has really forgiven them. Notice Job says, “I have sinned”. Then Job continues with “Why dost thou not pardon my transgression”. Job related his circumstances to unforgiven sin. We must be careful not to assume God has not forgiven us just because of what we are going through.

  19. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    ““Remember that my life is but breath [a puff of wind, a sigh]; My eye will not see good again.”
    ‭‭JOB‬ ‭7:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Appointed time, appointed purpose.

    We are here for such a short time. Life can seem to pass us by when we get caught up in its busyness.

    But we must not become so busy that we forget the purpose we were given to accomplish while here.

    “Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen in your life tomorrow. [What is secure in your life?] You are merely a vapor [like a puff of smoke or a wisp of steam from a cooking pot] that is visible for a little while and then vanishes [into thin air].”
    ‭‭JAMES‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Don’t take today for granted. Use your appointed time here to accomplish your appointed purpose.

  20. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

  21. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

    Bro Guy posted a comment this morning about King David at Ziglak, that he had his 2 wives stolen from him, whose names meant power and joy. After weeping till he had no more power to weep, he called for the Ephod, the garment of praise and began to worship and praise God. God spoke for him to pursue and he would recover all. I felt like his comment this morning was applicable here…after we have cried or complained and nothing has changed, try praise and worship. Praise and worship is what moves God.

  22. ““I cannot keep from speaking. I must express my anguish. My bitter soul must complain. Am I a sea monster or a dragon that you must place me under guard? I think, ‘My bed will comfort me, and sleep will ease my misery,’ but then you shatter me with dreams and terrify me with visions. I would rather be strangled— rather die than suffer like this. I hate my life and don’t want to go on living. Oh, leave me alone for my few remaining days.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭7:11-16‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    Job’s words here remind us of something remarkable. Though his physical suffering was intense and prolonged, as John Trapp wrote, “His greatest troubles were inward.” Job’s spiritual crisis was deeper than his physical or material crisis.

  23. 11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

    Why do we declare bitter and sorrow through our own mouth? I understand the need to vent, the desire to talk it out, to get it off your chest, but at what cost?

    Are we just talking to talk or are we talking to get to the desired goal, so we are seeking guidance to have victory?

    Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

  24. My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints;

    14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
    When times get rough We tend to blame God for the problems we are going thru and get mad because we feel that God isnt hurrying and fixing our problems when we want him to.. But we forget that God already has everything in control. We need to submit ourselves and be obedient unto God and our Pastor. And thank God in advance for the trials we go thru in life.
    Thank you Jesus.

  25. Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

  26. Job 7
    11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

    Not until I had listened to a sermon this morning sent by a friend today did I read Job 7 . Job is in total anguish at this precise moment of his life.
    Yet as I searched each scripture in the message I listened to and read them with tears flowing down my face could I read what frame of mind Job would be in this chapter, Pastor made a comment in his blog today about Kingdom Purpose……God’s purpose is not to destroy us but to purge out what needs to be purged from our life. My life. It has to go deeper than surface and into the depth of my own heart . Attitude and realizing repentance is always a good place to begin. God has entrusted us with His Spirit His power .
    Life situations try to beat us down when God says you may not have this one “But I do!”
    On my face I must seek Him. He does have this !

    Luke 22:52-54 King James Version (KJV)

    52 Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?

    53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

    54 Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off.

    The Purpose of the Kingdom!!!!!

    He is there all the time!
    Zechariah 2:5 English Standard Version (ESV)
    5 And I will be to her a wall of fire all around, declares the Lord, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”

  27. 20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

    We all have sinned one moment or another. However it doesn’t mean that we should let it bound us and make the enemy happy. We have to understand that no matter where people come from, what they have done, Jesus loves them all. He has a destiny for each and every one of them but its their choice to follow Him or not. Jesus is always willing to forgive, full of mercy and grace. Grace that sometimes we don’t understand. We must pray for the chains to be broken.

  28. 20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself?

    21 And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

    Omg… This is so sad, I can just imagine the depression, and the feeling of wanting to give up in his voice by his words. I have been in this very spot at different times in my life, going before The Lord in tears, feeling like ALL hope was lost for me. When I sinned against The Lord unknowingly, and to be truthful knowingly at times. Sometimes I didn’t know what he required of me and at other’s I did. It was in those moment’s of tragedy and when all hell was breaking loose in my life, Is when God let me know his Grace was sufficient for me and he still had a good plan for me. It was my pain that lead me to The Lord and it was his spirit that sustained me. I give ALL GLORY to God for saving a wretch like me, and still pulling me towards him in my good times and bad times of life. This very chapter reminds me of my own pain and suffering at times, and why I should ALWAYS PRAISE MY KING! Thank You Jesus For Keeping Me.

  29. Job 7:17-19 (esv)
    17) What is man, that you make so much of him, and that you set your heart on him,
    18) Visit him every morning and test him every moment?
    19) How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone till I swallow my spit?

    Psalms 34:15a says, “The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous…” and Hebrews 13;5b says, “… I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
    We must remember that God is with us 24/7. Every moment of every day. From beginning to the end of our life. Even when we are going through trials, tests, and troubles in our life, HE IS WITH US! We are important to Him, and His heart is set upon us. He is always watching us, and He will never leave us.

    Thank You JESUS! YOU Are So Faithful!!

  30. 7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.

    8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.

    Just when it seems there’s no hope, Job has lost it all and wants to give up. Anybody been there? Maybe a few of us or maybe all of us. The only thing i know to do in times like that or in hardships is pray and take it day by day. I’m sure Job is only expecting death from here on out. The only true restoration is at the altar to remain strong in the Lord We have to stay in plum and be watchful in seasons of revival because if were not we will find ourselves trying to revive ourselves

    Prayer is crucial folks!

  31. I love the book of Job because it shows him going through a time of pain and weariness and he still endured it and had faith even when it was hard. Job ended up being prosperous in the end because he never gave up. In this chapter it shows Job feeling like he wants to give up but soon enough he will get blessed for not following his feelings but the path God lead him to follow.

  32. I Love To Worship The Lord
    vs-21
    Why not just pardon my sin and take it away? For all so soon i will lie down in the dust and die and when you look for me i shall be gone.
    Looking now toward heaven Job cries out to God Why have you made me your target? Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins?

  33. ““My days fly faster than a weaver’s shuttle. They end without hope.”(Job‬ ‭7:6‬ ‭NLT)

    When get caught up in our lives, we may lose focus on God and drown God out. When we feel so far away from God it’s easy to think we have no hope. That kind of thinking is wrong. God is always with us always and not one second are we alone in this world. He’s the watcher of all humanity and the keeper of our souls.

  34. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

    Life comes in seasons. Time and chance happens to us all. It is the hard times were we feel like God has left or doesn’t care. Yet He is still God. He still King. Our hearts need to understand that our situations do not reign nor rule. God is King. Will we still worship him, will we still love Him?

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
    Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV
    https://bible.com/bible/1/ecc.3.1.KJV

  35. So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.
    Job 7:3‭, ‬6 KJV
    One of the primary factors that leads to suicide is hopelessness. People need a reason to live and the hope of a better tomorrow. Jesus Christ offers the best hope on Earth and He promises us heaven for eternity.
    Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
    Hebrews 6:17‭-‬19 KJV
    You can also sense Job’s hopelessness in the next verse:
    O God, remember that my life is but a breath, and I will never again feel happiness.
    Job 7:7 NLT
    Happiness is not everything but you should be able to feel happiness and true joy if you are living for God. If our works FOR God become a drudgery then we must get back to our first love and the altar that we may be workers together WITH God!

  36. The eye that now sees me will see me no longer; you will look for me, but I will be no more. As a cloud vanishes and is gone, so one who goes down to the grave does not return. He will never come to his house again; his place will know him no more.
    Job 7:8‭-‬10 NIV

    This is why keeping your alter up to par is so important. Job was a righteous man a man of God but when his flesh was affected he started to question God and was leaning towards not having him in his life. The flesh is wicked and is the downfall of the most righteous. Staying prayed up and consistently at your alter will distract and deture the wants of your flesh. Job was in pain and his body was covered in sores, but we go through similar anguish when our flesh desires the sin of the world. I want this thing so bad it hurts and im losing sleep over it and its all around me and its cause new wounds it just seems like ots spreading all over and oozing out its painful want for the things i know i shouldn’t have. In Jesus name. Its a long hard road laboring in this world a day to day struggle just try and make it, but dont lose your faith. God is always watching and he strengthens us through our trials. Keep your alter strong and sturdy so that nothing can shake it, nothing can score it and nothing can break its beams. Amen!

  37. “Just as a cloud dissipates and vanishes, those who die will not come back. They are gone forever from their home— never to be seen again.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭7:9-10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    We only have one life to live here on earth, what we make of it will count and the day when Jesus call us to be in His present…wether we did great for the kingdom of God and our relationship with Him.

    After death there is no come back to do I t over again. That’s it. Just like Job said ones the clouds vanish , that’s how our lives will be.
    No time to loose, no time to waste. We have to make the best of the best to serve God NOW. We have today, tomorrow is not promise.

  38. 17What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
    18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

    Who are we? God is undesirable and His love is unending. Who are we to ever deserve His love and favor? He chose to love us and visit with us every morning. I’m thankful that even though I do not deserve Him He is still with me.

  39. God’s plan for everyone is different. Someone’s purpose may not be as pleasing as others. But nonetheless, Jesus has a story (a testimony) to tell in each and everyone of us. His will is perfect and is for His glory. Trust Jesus no matter what circumstance you’re in.

  40. This chapter we find Job crying out to God in anguish because of everything he is going through. I found it very interesting to read that he blames everything he’s going through entirely on God, not once does he give credit to the devil. This blew my mind because we are always so quick to say “this is an attacking of the enemy” or “the devil is really working right now” or whatever the phrase may be that gives credit to him. But it’s evident in Job’s situation that sometimes God has to takes us through the storm so we can see exactly what we’re made of. Don’t blame your troubles in the devil, instead give credit to God and thank him through the storm.

  41. Job 7:20,21 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

    Psalm 36:6 The righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O Lord, thou preserves man and beast.

    Psalm 21:12 Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them. Be thou exalted, Lord, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

  42. After reading the chapter, verses 4-5 caught my attention.

    The duration of this affliction is confirmed due to the process of the decaying of the human body. The infestation of worms, the clods of dust, his skin broken and raw. Essentially Job was returning to the dust of the ground. Death perhaps could have been perceived by Job.

    What is amazing to me is how God placed the soul of man essentially a everlasting element that will never cease. God placed this in a temporal body that is frail and weak. Yet in the affliction Job remained steadfast, no doubt any common ordinary man could not cope with this and overcome.

    Job says that he would speak from his frustration and affliction, of his body and soul.

    Yet what is amazing is that Job never charged God, the weight of losing it all, losing hope. I suppose all of these elements could have caused the frail element of mankind to withdraw and retreat from continuing steadfast in the faith.

    It’s amazing, worms, raw flesh, affliction, facing death of loved ones, losing it all. Yet he does not charge God! Powerful, faithful and absolutely a faithful servant.

  43. 1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?

    2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

    3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

    4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

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