Job 11:11-20 – “Many Shall Make Suit Unto Thee”

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Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?
Job 11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt.
Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;
Job 11:14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
Job 11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Job 11:16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:
Job 11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost

Introduction

Like Eliphaz and Bildad before him, Zophar is convinced that Job is guilty of some gross, personal, hidden sin to warrant the suffering Job is enduring. This is the logical conclusion of being taught that God blesses those who are righteous and curses those who are not, without being given the understanding that we are all ‘shapen in iniquity and conceived in sin’ (Psa 51:5), and without understanding that we all are ‘given an evil experience by God to humble us’.

Deu 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Deu 7:10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Ecc 1:13 I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it.

It seems to Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar that Job is an enemy of God and God’s ways. Job himself feels the same way.

Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

The revelations of Psa 51:5 and Ecc 1:13 came many years after either Job or Moses. So Job’s trials are proof to Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar that God is obviously not pleased with Job. It is evident to everyone that Job is being destroyed because of God’s displeasure with him. Being types of us as the self- righteous Pharisees we all come to be while in Babylon, they look down on Job as being more sinful than themselves. It is there while we are in Babylon that we are taught that our ‘free will’ supersedes the effects of the work of Christ on the cross. It is there in Babylon that we are completely unaware that ‘grace chastens us to forsake time in Babylon which is typified by Job and his “miserable comforters”. What neither Job nor his comforters understand at this time in their walk is that Job is simply one step ahead of his friends, and that they too, must be tried, exposed, made to be ‘a spectacle to the world, to angels and to men’ and brought to repentance.

1Co 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
Ecc 1:13 I applied my heart to inquiring and exploring by wisdom concerning all that is done under the heavens: it is an experience of evil Elohim has given to the sons of humanity to humble them by it. (CLV)
Ecc 9:2 All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.

Christ addresses Job’s and our sufferings directly with these words:

Luk 13:1 There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
Luk 13:2 And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above all the Galilaeans, because they suffered such things?
Luk 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Luk 13:4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
Luk 13:5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Christ has just told us that none of us is any different than those people who were killed by Pilate, or those on whom the tower of Siloam fell. “Ye shall likewise perish” are words which have ‘proceeded out of the mouth of God’, and therefore we are all to live by those words. Christ Himself tells us that only those who ‘lose their life will find it’. As is always the case, that which sounds so catastrophic to the ‘natural… old man’ is but a necessary step toward our salvation when those words are heard by the ears of those who are given “ears to hear” the things of the spirit.

Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Our repentance is the beginning of the death of our “old man”, and the dying of our ‘old man’ is the beginning of ‘finding’ the life of our “new man”.

Gal 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Who of Adam’s seed does not first “sow to his flesh” before he repents, is judged and then begins to “sow to the spirit”?
That is why we are told that “All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous and to the wicked”, and “all things… the world, life, death, things present, and things to come, all are ours”.

1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;

That is what Christ meant when he said:

Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

When all men are required to live by “Every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God”, that means that “all… in Adam” will, in their own time be given life, simply because these words have proceeded out of the mouth of God:

Joh 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1Ti 4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Just to make sure we get the message of Joh 3:17, here in 1Ti 4:10 we are told that God is the Savior “specially” but not exclusively of those that believe. We are even told that Christ “is the Savior of all men”. And the fact that those who are chosen of God in this age are not the only ones who are being saved is again repeated with emphasis in this verse:

1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

It appears that even Job’s miserable comforters knew that God’s judgments upon Job were redemptive and remedial in nature. They are each completely self- righteous, yet they each in their turn, acknowledge that when Job repents, he is destined to be restored to God’s favor. Notice how both Eliphaz and Bildad foresee Job’s restoration to God’s favor.
Here are Eliphaz’s concluding remarks concerning what God is doing with Job:

Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
Job 5:18 For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Job 5:19 He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.
Job 5:20 In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
Job 5:21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
Job 5:22 At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Job 5:23 For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.
Job 5:24 And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in peace; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.
Job 5:25 Thou shalt know also that thy seed shall be great, and thine offspring as the grass of the earth.
Job 5:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Job 5:27 Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.

There is not one word of an eternal hell, filled with literal fire. Eliphaz speaks of correction and chastening, of binding up and making whole, of deliverance and redemption from death. He speaks of Job being ‘in league with the stones of the field’, his tabernacle being in peace, not sinning, and his ‘offspring as the grass of the earth’.
Bildad does the same. Here are Bildad’s concluding remarks:

Job 8:20 Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers:
Job 8:21 Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.
Job 8:22 They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

Bildad tells Job that God will not cast him away. He speaks of God filling Job’s mouth with laughter and his lips with rejoicing. He tells Job that those who hate him “shall be clothed with shame and… come to nought”.
Like Caiaphas within us, who these men foreshadow, both Eliphaz and Bildad, whether aware of it or not, are blessing the object of their spite and condemnation.

Joh 11:49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
Joh 11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
Joh 11:51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
Joh 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

Caiaphas certainly did not think of “the children of God” as including any physically uncircumcised Gentiles. Nevertheless the holy spirit applies his words “not for that nation only…” As we will see, Zophar will do the same, and he will also bless Job, just as Eliphaz and Bildad before him, because these three men are a type of all of us who all first falsely accuse Christ. So he continues to falsely accuse Job who, as of yet is the type of God’s elect before they are revealed as such:

Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?
Job 11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s colt.

“Vain man would be wise…” This is us while we are in Babylon. We all think we have repented of our sins and are now subject to God and His ways, when all the while in reality we have come to hate Christ and His Words to the point of wanting Him and all who are His dead. Here is how this state of mind is spoken of in the New Testament. We are beasts who were created on the sixth day to tell us who we are, Nevertheless we have forgotten that we are mere beasts who would crucify our own savior simply because His Words “have no place in [ us]”. As always we are told exactly what we are by nature:

Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

They became “A wild ass’s colt … [ who] would be wise”, if he does not first repent, ‘professing himself to be wise he becomes a fool’. But even Zophar is given to tell us that repentance is coming for Job, and that “a wild ass’s colt” is not the final product which God has in mind for Job, who we know is the Biblical type of God’s “firstfruit… elect” harvest.

Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;
Job 11:14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

These are words which Job and all of us will live. We will prepare our hearts, we will stretch out our hands toward God, and we will “not let wickedness dwell in our tabernacles” because in “the sum” of God’s Word (Psa 119:160 ASV) it is He who is working in us “both to will and to do of His good pleasure”.

Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

‘God works in us’ through His Son living His life within us. But we all think, like Job, that we are blameless long before we ever become ‘without spot… stedfast and without fear’ in Him.

Job 11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Job 11:16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:
Job 33:9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

When the eons have served their purpose, we will indeed “forget our misery”, along with all the foolish sins we are given to commit.

Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Here is how Christ explains how we come to be “without spot… stedfast”:

Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Joh 14:22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Joh 14:24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

Neither Job nor his friends yet ‘love God’, as God makes so clear.

Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

Job 42:7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

But in time Job will be judged, and he will come to understand what God is doing before His friends are given that knowledge. Job typifies those who do eventually come to love and obey God in this life. But those who obey God in this life, are not exclusionists as they are accused of being by those who would have others to endure God’s judgment while excluding themselves:

Joh 11:52 And not for that nation only [ God’s Israel, His elect], but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad [“All in Adam”, 1Co 15:22].

“The children of God scattered abroad” is in time “the whole world”. Christ’s elect are first, but they are just the beginning of God’s harvest of this earth.

1Jn 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

Those who are “first to trust in Christ” are indeed “blessed and holy.

Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Rev 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

It is through God’s ‘first fruits’ that He is determined to bring in the harvest “at the end of the year”.

Exo 34:18 The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.

Exo 34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.
Exo 34:23 Thrice in the year shall all your men children appear before the Lord GOD, the God of Israel.

So Christ is the Father’s firstfruit at the Spring feast called “the feast of unleavened bread”. This was the first feast of the year. But Christ also has a firstfruit harvest which Isa 50 days after the spring harvest, and is in the summer. This harvest typifies the establishing of His church on the day of Pentecost, which is also called “the feast of weeks of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest”.
So Christ is the first of the firstfruits. Christ is the first to be resurrected to life from among the dead. He is typified by the wave sheaf of the barley harvest which took place 50 days prior to “the feast… of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest”. The third harvest was the harvest at “the feast of ingathering at the year’s end”.

Rev 14:1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.
Rev 14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
Rev 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

“The firstfruits unto God and the Lamb” or “They that are Christ’s at His coming”.

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
1Co 15:24 Then cometh the [ harvest at the] end [ of the year], when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

Here is how those “firstfruits of the wheat harvest” are used of God to ‘gather in the harvest at the year’s end”:

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Rom 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.

So God ‘has mercy upon all… through our mercy’ as His firstfruit harvest. This is the time of the glory of those who are of that “blessed and holy… first resurrection”. Here is how Job will, in his end, typify those of that resurrection.

Job 11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.

Christ has promised His firstfruits, those in that “blessed and holy… first resurrection” that they will “shine forth in [ His] kingdom,” and He has promised them “the morning star”.

Mat 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him
hear.
Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
Rev 2:27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Rev 2:28 And I will give him the morning star.
Rev 2:29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

What exactly does it mean to be given “the morning star”? What kind of a gift is ‘the morning star’?

Rev 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

There is no greater gift that can be given, and there is no greater honor that can be bestowed on any man. Job is the type of those who are given this gift and this honor, and because this is such a great gift and honor bestowed upon Christ’s firstfruits, and because they are the channel for God’s Fall harvest of all mankind at the end of the year, as the type of the end of the ages, this is what Zophar tells Job is to be Job’s end in type and in shadow:

Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

“Many shall make suit unto thee” just as Joseph’s brothers made obeisance to him, according to the dreams Joseph had been given.

Gen 37:1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan.
Gen 37:2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Gen 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
Gen 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
Gen 37:5 And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
Gen 37:6 And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed:
Gen 37:7 For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.
Gen 37:8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Gen 37:9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Gen 37:10 And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Will our fathers and brothers come and bow down before us? The answer is, Yes they will, if they are not ‘in Christ and Christ in them’.

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

God’s standards are much higher than our standards. Our ‘old man’ cannot survive God’s purifying fiery words. He was created “in sin” (Psa 51:5), a “marred… vessel of clay”, and a “body of… death” to be destroyed.

Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Rom 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

This last verse refers to our dying “old man” who has no understanding or appreciation for a “spiritual body”, and must therefore be relinquished by all who will inherit life eonian.

Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost

“The redemption of the purchased possession” is given only after “the giving up of the ghost” or the giving up of the spirit. So we are told:

Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
1Co 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Next week, if the Lord wills, we will hear just how little Job appreciates Zophar’s words. Here is the beginning of Job’s rebuttal, as he foolishly compares himself with his friends.

Job 12:1 And Job answered and said,
Job 12:2 No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
Job 12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Job 12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.
Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
Job 12:7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Job 12:8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Job 12:9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
Job 12:10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
Job 12:11 Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
Job 12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding

JOB 11:11-20 REVIEW: Notes
Title of study: Many Shall Make Suit Unto You
Introduction:

Zophar, the third of Job’s comforters, is completing his first speech to Job. Like his co- comforters, Zophar is convinced that Job’s trials are proof that God is obviously not pleased with Job.

He is sincerely advising Job to repent and to let go of his iniquities. He concludes with the statement that ‘the eyes of the wicked shall fail’. The ‘eyes’ of the carnal mind of the natural man in us fail because they only perceive natural things:

Isa 59:2 (ESV) but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

The righteous, those who put iniquity far away from them, sees beyond these natural limitations of the carnal mind. Spiritual insight causes the righteous to give mercy and healing to many wounded. Those with the mind of Christ can dig [ into] the deep things of God…and ‘rest in safety’.

1Co 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Verses 11-12
Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?Job 11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass’s[ Strong’s # H6501] colt.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
1Co 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Psa 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
Joh 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild [ Strong’s # H6501] man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.Gal 4:23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
Gal 4:30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
A short summary of the discussion on this section:
We are all first the rejected seed of Abraham from the bondwoman. In that condition we are the wild ass (a beast) who thinks he is the ‘wise’ who knows God. Remnants ofBabylon is still in us and is coming out (being ‘cast out’) as we die daily to the beast.
Verses 13-14:
Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;Job 11:14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:

Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Act 7:51 O stiff- necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so you do.

Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Rom 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
A short summary of the discussion on this section:
God knows all our ‘works’ because He prepares our hearts both to resist and receive Him and His Word. He shuts and He opens all doors as no man has ‘resisted His will’.
Verses 15-16:
Job 11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:Job 11:16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Eze 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
Zec 3:4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
Rom 3:16-18 Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they[ the wicked, the lawless] not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works t o serve the living God?
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
A short summary of the discussion on this section:
The ‘stony heart’ in the ‘lawless and disobedient’ first man Adam is filled with misery as he is clothed with filthy garments. It is only through the blood of Christ (His spirit/ doctrines) that we can totally forget thismiserableevilexperiencein the flesh as He purges our conscience from dead works.
Verses 17-18:
Job 11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Gen 21:2 For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.
1Pe 5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
Eph 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Eph 1:5 having predestined us to the adoption of children [ Strong’s # G5206: uihothesia = the placing as a son; sonship in respect to God] by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
A short summary of the discussion on this section:
The ‘set time’ to receive sonship ‘by Jesus Christ to himself’ has nothing to do with earthly time (‘old age’), but is the rising (conception and birth) of the spiritual ‘new man’ as predestined’according to the good pleasure of his will’.
Verse 19:
Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Job 11:19 (ABP) For you shall be tranquil, and there will not be one waging war against you; and turning, many will beseech[ Strong’s # G1189] you.
Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Luk 10:33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,Luk 10:34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

A short summary of discussion on this section:

Strong’s # G1189 = tobeg, petition, beseech, pray (to), make request (Compare G4441= request).

Because we have received mercy from God, we will be able to show mercy to those who curse, hate, despitefully use and persecute us.

Verse 20:
Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
Comparing spiritual with spiritual:
Job 11:20 (BBE) But the eyes of the evil- doers will be wasting away; their way of flight is gone, and their only hope is the taking of their last breath.
Lam 1:21 They hear that I sigh; there is none to comfort me. All my enemies have heard my evil; they are glad that You have done it. You will bring the day that You have called, and they shall be like me.Lam 1:22 Let all their wickedness come before You; and do to them as You have done to me for all my transgressions. For my sighs are many, and my heart is faint.

Pro 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Pro 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;

1Co 3:15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Mal 3:18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

A short summary of the discussion on this section:
When we can discern between ‘t he righteous and the wicked’ (in us), we joyfully accept the truth that we must ‘s uffer loss’. We give up ‘the ghost’ on our earthly expectations and serve God in spirit and truth.>

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