Job 7:11-21 “Why Hast Thou [God] Set Me As A Mark Against Thee?”

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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.
Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
Job 7:14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
Job 7:15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.
Job 7:16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
Job 7:18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
Job 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?
Job 7:21 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.
Introduction
Up to this chapter Job has directed his complaints against his “miserable comforters”, but in his answer to Eliphaz in chapter six and in this chapter, Job begins to direct his complaint against God Himself. As we saw in last week’s study Job complained:

Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Job has already acknowledged that the evil he is receiving is from “the hand of God” himself:

Job 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
Job 2:7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.
Job 2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.
Job 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

“In all of this did not Job sin with his lips” was true to that point, but the heat of his trial was just beginning, and Job soon decides it is more than he can bear. He first directs his complaint against his so- called comforters. Even in doing that, Job, as the symbol of God’s elect, will in the end be granted to see that he is condemning God. In the end Job will understand that it is he who must also endure all those things which are called, in the New Testament, “the patience and faith of the saints”. In the end we and Job will come to see that “the patience of Job”, and “the patience… of the saints” are really one and the same thing, and that it is the it is only by patiently enduring these that our eyes will be opened to see and acknowledge that these are words we will all must “read… hear… and keep”. In other words it is not just the book of Revelation, but it is also these very words, here in the book of Job, which define that “patience and faith of the saints”.

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Rev 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Rev 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Rev 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Rev 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Rev 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Rev 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here [ all of this] is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Lest we miss what we just read, it is all repeated in the next chapter:

Rev 14:8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Rev 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Rev 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

Job “had no rest day nor night”, and he is the type of our own torment which gives us no rest day or night, until it brings us to where God has prepared our hearts to endure “the day of His visitation”, when He will come to us as He does to Job, destroy our old man and reveal Himself within us. Job is right here living out “the patience of the saints”, and has just informed us in our study of last week:

Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.
Job 7:4 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.

Job is afflicted with boils from his head to his feet, he has lost all he has ever worked for, including all ten of his children, and he is being accused by his comforters of sins he never committed. He “has no rest day or night”, and he cannot see why God does not just go ahead and take his life. He wants to die, but death does not come to him.

Job 6:8 Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!
Job 6:9 Even that it would please God to destroy me; that he would let loose his hand, and cut me off!
Job 6:10 Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

But Job has not come to the point of being able to acknowledge that his righteousness is a pile of stinking rags which are separating Him from his own creator. The very fact that we have so many chapters yet to study before Job is granted to see himself as he is, demonstrates how formidable our enemy within us is. So Job continues to reprove his Creator:


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.
Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?

The answer to these questions is yes on both counts. In spiritual terms we are beasts of the sea, and we are first “of the sea”, before we “come up out of the sea”, just as the Lord Himself caused the dry land to appear and to rise up out of the sea.

Gen 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

What is it that comes up out of the sea? Here in the Old Testament it is “the dry land… earth”, which is ever so slightly closer to the heavens than are the seas. “Earth” throughout scripture is that which stands in opposition to the heavens, and in opposition to God:

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

So here in the New Testament is a more spiritually mature way of making this same statement made here in Gen 1:9-10:

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

It is God Himself who acknowledges that the first step that mankind makes in ‘becoming as one of us’ is “to know good and evil”.

Gen 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Gen 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Truth is not to be found in any one verse of scripture, and while Gen 3:22 makes it sound as if Adam and Eve could possibly have chosen to eat of the tree of life and live forever in bodies of corruptible, dying flesh, “the sum” of God’s Word reveals that “before the world began” God knew exactly who would be in Christ and had all the days and deeds of all men written in His book before any of those days were.

Psa 139:16 Thine eyes did see mine unformed substance; And in thy book they were all written, Even the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was none of them. (ASV)
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
2Ti 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Job knows nothing of the principle of “the sum of ” God’s word (Psa 119:160 [ ASV]). Just like Saul of Tarsus thinks of himself as a very zealous servant of God, so does Job even as they were both fighting against “the Lord and against His Christ”.

Act 4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

But it is this very spirit of great self- worth and self- righteousness that necessitates “the patience of Job”, and “the patience and faith of the saints” mentioned in Rev 13 and 14.

Jas 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

It is true, “the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy”, but that is not how Job, the type and shadow of each of us, sees it at this time and at this part of his walk. The fact of the matter is that God, at this time seems to us to be the exact opposite of being “pitiful and of tender mercy”.

Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;
Job 7:14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:
Job 7:15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.
Job 7:16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.

“You scare me with dreams, and terrify me through visions”. Job wants relief from this ordeal which is in the process of bringing him to see himself as the self- righteous filthy rags he really is, but he finds no relief even when he lies down to sleep. Instead he is again tormented with dreams and visions, what we now call nightmares that terrify and torment him even more. Like Israel, God had blessed Job outwardly but had not yet cleansed him inwardly. Job and Israel as types of us, are both first self- righteous and see themselves as the ninety and nine who need no repentance (Luk 15:7), as needing no physician (Mat 9:12), and as never having been blind (Joh 9:41). Because they have had a relationship with God, they as types of us, cannot hear the words of Christ, who has come to reform us and show us that our first acquaintance with Him when we first ‘came out of Egypt’ is extremely immature and self- centered and carnal (1Co 3:1-4). We will all first “despise [ Christ’s] statutes [ and] despise [ His] judgments”, and must therefore come to know the meaning of these words:

Lev 26:13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.
Lev 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
Lev 26:15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Lev 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

This is exactly what Job is enduring. The word ‘terror’ appears 26 times in the Old Testament, and almost always alludes to the terror of God. This again is the Old Testament anti- type of God’s elect who must first live by these words:

2Co 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
2Co 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

It is we who must “live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Mat 4:4). As the anti- type of all of the figures the Old Testament, we are the spiritual fulfillment of all of those types. So it is we who must all come to want to die, and it is we who must also experience the fact that “death will flee from” us. Here is the anti- type of Job in the book of Revelation:

Rev 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Rev 9:2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
Rev 9:3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Rev 9:4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
Rev 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Rev 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

Is there any difference between the strike of a scorpion that makes us want to die, and being covered with boils from the crown of one’s head to the soul of one’s feet? Both produce the exact same product within us. Both make us want to die, while death flees from us. The longer this goes on, the more emboldened Job becomes to contend with, reprove and condemn his Creator who, in his confused state, he knows is responsible for all that is happening to him. So he continues:

Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
Job 7:18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?

Like each of us in our own time, Job is no longer holding back in his attack against His Creator. “What is man that you should … visit him every morning, and try him every moment? How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone…?” Perhaps it is his and our own boldness against his Creator which causes Job and each of us to acknowledge that we simply must somehow and somewhere have sinned, even if we do not really think so and even as we continue to condemn our Maker:

Job 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?
Job 7:21
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.

Job is confessing his own sinfulness, and with the same forked tongue he is questioning and condemning God. “Why have you set me as a mark against you…?” is answered in these words we have already read:

Lev 26:14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
Lev 26:15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Lev 26:16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Lev 26:17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

“Why do you not pardon my transgression and take away mine iniquity?” When there is true “Godly repentance”, God does pardon our transgression, and He takes away our iniquities, but not until that time. “For now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be”, is what Job wishes for, but cannot find. Instead Job continues to suffer with excruciating boils until he comes to know God and His Son, and to see how far above our ways are His ways, as each and every one of us must also do.

Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

In our next study, Lord willing, we will begin to see how Bildad’s perspective, within us, continues to see the faults of all and any but himself.

Job 8:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
Job 8:2 How long wilt thou speak these things? and how long shall the words of thy mouth be like a strong wind?
Job 8:3 Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
Job 8:4 If thy children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
Job 8:5 If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty;
Job 8:6 If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.
Job 8:7 Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.
Job 8:8 For enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow:)
Job 8:10 Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

Focus and title of today’s study:

Job 7:11-21 Why Hast Thou [ God] Set Me As A Mark Against Thee?

Introduction:

Mike points out that Job’s initial complaints are against his ‘miserable comforters’, but also to God to a level where he actually condemns God as these verses of our study also highlights today.

Job as a type of the elect is showing the practical application of what the spiritual statement “the patience of the saints” actually mean. These trials are called “the day of visitation” in scripture (Isa 10:3; 1Pe 2:12) and this forms an important part of the revelation of Jesus in us.

In today’s study we have 4 sections:

In verses 11-12 Mike shows how Job is not aware of him being a self- righteous beast ‘coming out of the sea’ onto ‘the dry land’, and how necessary it is for all humanity to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil to begin the process of becoming like God.

In verses 13-16 Job’s immature spiritual state is likened to that of Israel when they were taken out of slavery in Egypt thinking they are God’s chosen, yet despised God’s judgments and statutes. This brought God’s ‘terror’ / ‘torment’ on those from whom death flees.

In verses 17-19 Job, under the disguise of a carnal humility (Col 2:18, 23), again is launching another round of his questioning of God’s ways and purposes for mankind.

In verses 20-21 it is highlighted that Job’s repentance is not a “Godly repentance”, but more a repentance done with a forked tongue.

Verses 11-12:
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.Job 7:12 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?
Naturally we are born with a cry to prove physical life and health. Like Job at this spiritually immature stage, we naturally cry / complain first when things do not go our way, before we are taught to accept God’s ways of doing things. Wevoiceour own opinions with great conviction, before we are ‘shut up’ by the truth of God’s word. It is through this ‘evilexperience’ in the flesh that we are taught we are beasts in the “sea” and that we are like the sea limited to our Godly ‘decreed place’:

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.

Job 38:8-11 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

Lam 3:7-9 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy. Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer. He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.

Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

Verses 13-16
Job 7:13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaint;Job 7:14 Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through visions:Job 7:15 So that my soul chooseth strangling, and death rather than my life.Job 7:16 I loathe it; I would not live alway: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
God promised that He will cause ‘nations’ to drink the ‘cup of this fury’ and no- one will be skipped:

Jer 25:15-16 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them

Jer 25:28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

But we have Jesus and His ‘great cloud of witnesses’ to compass us about while we are beingsifted as wheat. God’s reputation as being faithful to each individual’s ‘frame’when we are enduring God’s ‘terror’ is comforting:

Heb 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Luk 22:31 And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

Pro 24:10-12 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
Psa 46:8-10 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psa 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Verses 17-19:
Job 7:17 What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?Job 7:18 And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?Job 7:19 How long wilt thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
God causes man to naturally be self- centered, self- controlledand haughty (‘thou… magnify him’) to think of himself as the master of his own destiny. But then God humbles us through trials and tribulations. Job feels he is targeted by God above the rest around him. Preaching the gospel, we also feel like Jeremiah being ‘tricked’ by God while we endure the trials and at the same time getting ‘nothing but insults and trouble’. But God’s ‘message still burns’ deeper and deeper in our spirit and we cannot keep silent – the chosen cannot escape their election to speak the truth of God’s plan for all mankind. When we are given the desire to see the mystery of God we do not fully realize that behind the ‘seven seals’ are all the trumpets with their accompanying plagues which must be fulfilled in us to enter the true temple in heaven:

Jer 20:7-9 (CEV) You tricked me, LORD, and I was really fooled. You are stronger than I am, and you have defeated me. People never stop sneering and insulting me. You have let me announce only destruction and death. Your message has brought me nothing but insults and trouble. Sometimes I tell myself not to think about you, LORD, or even mention your name. But your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.
1Co 9:16-17 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Verses 20-21:


Job 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?Job 7:21 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.
‘Godly sorrow’ (repentance – from the heart) vs worldly sorrow (repentance with the lips). Job did not know the true state of his heart (self- righteous) and repentance from the heart was not possible for him. Job was quite convinced that he confessed all his sins and God is supposed to respond with forgiveness. The beast is a subtle negotiator when actually convinced that it can fool God with and “outward” show of sorrow andrepentance. When some think they are ‘saved’ already because of confessions of sins only, they do not know that there is a road to spiritual maturity (degrees of maturity). Spiritual maturity is not an instantaneous event. It takes the complete ‘plagues’ to be ‘fulfilled’. The elect know that they are in the process of having their wicked hearts revealed by fire, before they are given a new heart, which the “Babylonian”ten- second sinner’s prayer totally ignore:

Job 7:20 (Brenton and ABP)If I have sinned, what shall I be able to do, O thou that understandest the mind of men? why hast thou made me as thine accuser, and why am I a burden to thee?

2Co 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Exo 23:29-30 I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land.

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