Job 7:1-10 – “So I Am Made To Possess Months of Vanity…”

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Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
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 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.
Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

Introduction

In our last study, we saw how Job let his miserable comforters know how disappointed he was with their attack upon him. He told them, in effect, that they were nothing more or less than fair weather friends whose refreshments come only during refreshing times and disappear when the times get hot. He tells them plainly that he did not ask anything of them, and he certainly had not asked them to come and torment him with their false accusations. He pleads with his accusers just to show him where he has erred. But neither Eliphaz, Bildad, nor Zophar, can prove any of their false accusations. We also saw that in voicing all of his complaints, he as the type of each of us when God is judging us, is contending with God; He is reproving God, and he is condemning God.
What we saw last week was that Job’s ‘taste’, as he put it, along with the ‘taste’ of his accusers, was at this point, incapable of discerning “the hidden things of darkness”, which is among other things, the self- righteousness that is in all of these men.

Job 6:30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?

It is only natural to retaliate when we are falsely accused, but in doing so we place ourselves on the same level as our accusers. Neither Job nor his accusers realize that God is working in the actions of both Job and his accusers to show them how far away from the Truth they all are. At this point Job and his false accusers are the Old Testament type of the “carnal… babes in Christ”, which we all are before we are given the ability to go beyond the milk of God’s Word.

1Co 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
1Co 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
1Co 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
1Co 3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

Just as mankind has divided itself into dozens of different religions with thousands of conflicting denominations, Job and his accusers, all pointing their fingers at each other, are the Old Testament type and shadow of the dozens of religions of this world with their thousands of conflicting sects and denominations, who are all completely unaware of who or what ‘Babylon’ is, much less understanding that for God’s people to come out of Babylon they must all first enter therein. Just like Job, who had been blessed by God with so many blessings, we do not think of ourselves as being in Babylon, and it takes seven plagues, the evil experience that is this book of Job, to bring us to see that we too, have been ‘contending with, reproving, and condemning God Himself’.

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Babylon is said to be “sitting on many waters”, and causing “all nations” to drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. “All nations” is all inclusive and is first to be understood as applying to and being “kept” by God’s own elect.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies [ the two witnesses, the type of all who witness for Christ] shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

We all ‘crucify our Lord’. So Babylon “spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt”, because all of mankind has participated in the death of our Lord, and all the nations of the world have committed spiritual fornication with Babylon.

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

Like all of Babylon within us all world wide, Job and his accusing comforters all believe that they are already well acquainted with God and are well qualified to judge this world and all who are in it. God’s elect, with the words of Christ in their hearts and minds and mouths are Babylon’s worst and most hated enemy. Babylon wants those who know and proclaim Christ dead.

Rev 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt [ and Babylon, Rev 16:9), where also our Lord was crucified.
Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

This is the spirit of Babylon. It is the self- righteous spirit in us all which accuses and condemns and convicts others of its own sins, not knowing or understanding that we do not yet even know the true Christ who must first come into our lives before we will ever be qualified to judge ourselves or others.

1Co 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
1Co 4:4 For I know nothing against myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.
1Co 4:5 Wherefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each man have his praise from God.(RV)

The fact that we are not aware of our own shortcomings, does not justify those shortcomings, but Christ is judging us all, and He is in the process of bringing to our attention those hidden things within each of us which must be made manifest to us within our own hearts.

1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

But we as Job and his comforters, are still “carnal… babes in Christ” knowing nothing of any of this. As the Old Testament type of us “without knowledge”, they have all been ‘very good men’ who have done “many wonderful works” in God’s name.

Job 42:3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

But the Lord is not impressed with our filthy rags which we call our good works and our righteousnesses, and he will tell us all, when we are in that state of mind and in that spirit, that he does not know us. Then, and only then, will He come to us and judge us and destroy our first man Adam, and then He will restore us to Himself.
Here is that Old Testament type,

Job 27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

And here is the same event in the New Testament.

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
Mat 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

What is that “iniquity”? Here is part of the iniquity which we think of as doing “many wonderful works” in God’s name.

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Joh 16:2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

We all cast Christ out of the synagogue before we are granted to be cast out of the synagogue with Him. As the type of each of us, while we are “carnal… babes in Christ”, while we are still in Babylon pointing our fingers one at the other, Job continues his counter- offensive against the false accusations of Eliphaz.

Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

“Is there not an appointed time to man upon the earth?” The answer to that question is, of course, Yes, indeed, man’s days are numbered upon this earth. It is Job himself who tells us so:

Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

King David tells us that God knew exactly how long we would each live, and He knew what would happen in every day of our lives before we were ever born.

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.

So Job knows that his days are numbered, but he wishes his days were all over and done with. During the time that the wrath of God is being poured out upon our old man, burning out “the hidden things of darkness” within us, we all see those days as “the days of an hireling”, and “as a servant earnestly desires the shadow” of a tree or at least the shadow of a passing cloud, we all “earnestly desire” that those days come to an end. But Job knows that just as that hired servant cannot sit in the shade simply because the sun is shining, neither can we or Job, get relief from this suffering, even though he and we “earnestly desire” it.

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 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.

“When I lie down, I say, When shall… the night be gone?… I am full of tossing to and fro unto the dawning of the day… Job wants relief from his physical torment from boils that cover his body, as well as relief from his miserable comforters more than he wants life itself. Here are these verses in their spiritual fulfillment in the New Testament:

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.

As we saw above, Job tells us his ordeal lasted for “months”. How many months? He does not specifically tell us. But five is the number of grace and faith, and Rev 9:5 uses 5 months as the symbol of the very trial Job, as the type and shadow of us endured for “months”.

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

Like “the first man Adam” who he and we are, when he complains of his “miserable comforters”, he is really accusing, and condemning God Himself. This is what we all do, men and women alike, at our own appointed time:

Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

This is not written just to let us know what Job endured. Job did indeed endure this “experience of evil” (Ecc 1:13 CLV), but he did so for our benefit.

1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
Heb 11:39 And these all, [ All of the Old Testament saints] having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
Mat 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

So Adam’s and Job’s experiences will one day be for their own benefit, but that is not the case at this time. “… Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister… Some better thing for us… greater than John”. That is one of the purposes and functions of the lake of fire. It will purify all who are not granted to be in that “blessed and holy first resurrection”. Just as we too, are cleansed at this time “so as by fire” (Rom 11:30-31, and Rev 20:6), all of the Old Testament saints must also have all the self- righteousness that is in the law of Moses burned out of them until they come to acknowledge that their righteousness is Christ within them.

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.
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Job is “born of a woman” and is ‘no greater than John’, and he is certainly ‘suffering loss’. So as the type of our old man, he continues to complain of the work God is working within him.

Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not.
Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.
Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

Oh, how true are Job’s own words in judging himself:

Job 42:3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

It is in the midst of being judged by God that Job proclaims that his judgment has been taken away:

Job 27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said,
Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul;
Job 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;
Job 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.
Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

“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. He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more”.
Paul says “I judge not my own self… judge nothing before the time… till the Lord come”. But here we are as Job, contending with God to “remember my life is wind, mine eye shall no more see good, the eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more… I am not…” etc. These things are all true of our “first man Adam”, but they are not true of us without that old man. The Truth is that we “shall be saved, though as by fire”.

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.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Job is contending with and condemning God, and all the while telling himself “My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit” (Job 27:4). This is common to us all. It is in God’s great mercy that we cannot see the hidden things of darkness within us, before we are able to relinquish them. As “carnal… babes in Christ” we are completely incapable of eating the strong meat of facing the self- righteousness that is common to us all or getting beyond the milk of God’s Word. As is true of all little children, we cannot begin to see ourselves for the beasts we really are. That day will come, but it is not yet. God in His great mercy prepares our hearts for each step He takes in our lives.
In our next study we will continue to see ourselves as we “turn to see the voice” that is speaking to us through this incredible account of who we all are as “the first man Adam”, contending with, reproving and condemning our own Creator for requiring us to read, hear, and keep the seven seals, seven trumpets and seven vials that are “the patience and faith of the saints” (Rev 13:10 and Rev 14:12), which is also “the patience of Job”. “The patience and the faith of the saints” is the spiritual fulfillment of the shadow and type of this book of Job.
We now turn our eyes from our miserable comforters and begin contending directly with our own Creator.
Here are the verses we will cover in our next study.

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.

Focus verses and title of this study:

[ H3391 = yerach (yeh’- rakh)/ G3376 = me n (mane): alunation, that is, month: – month, moon – Job’s (and our time) under the control of the ‘lesser light’ (Gen 1:16) – under ‘the ordinances of the moon…by night’.Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name]

Introduction:

Today’s study is divided into3 sections:

  • In Job 7:1-3Mike emphasizes the truth that every day has been written in God’s book as Psa 139:16 states. Job is well aware that his days are numbered, but he wants the end to come quickly. He compares it with a tired worker looking forward to the rest at the end of the day. When we all go through our time of suffering, like Job, we want to get relief from it, but that is not our call although we “earnestly desire” it;
  • In Job 7:4-6it is shown how Job‘ seeks death, and shall not find it’, being stung and tormented by ‘a scorpion’ of a self- righteous spirit, hidden from his vision at this stage;
  • In Job 7:7-10Mike explains how Job humbly admits his limited knowledge of things that are too wonderful for him to understand. Job cannot see at this stage how new life comes through death, and how a fiery trial is indeed a thing to be joyful for.

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VERSES 1-3:

Job 7:1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Job 7:2 As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:
Job 7:3 So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me.

Mankind is connected to the earth for an appointed time and his physical days are likened to ‘the days of an hireling’. A ‘hireling’ in scripture usually refers to one who ‘does not care for the sheep’, but is just there for the ‘reward’. Like the Corinthian babies in Christ, the ‘hireling’ focuses on physical gifts and his/ her own agenda. The hireling is compared with a servant who ‘earnestly desireth the shadow’ and does not have much liking for ‘the sun shining in its strength’:

Joh 10:12-13 But he who is a hireling and not the shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away. And the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep. The hireling flees, because he is a hireling and does not care for the sheep.

Mar 1:32 And at evening, when the sun set, they brought all those who were diseased to Him, and those who had been demon- possessed.

Rev 1:16 And He had seven stars in His right hand, and out of His mouth went a sharp two- edged sword. And His face was like the sun shining in its strength.
Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

VERSES 4-6

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 7:5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
Job 7:6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.

‘Full of tossings’ = no peace = the waves of the ocean = up and down, restless = the flesh / the carnal mind. All nations (the ‘many waters’) in the flesh are under the control of the ‘great whore’ (Babylon/ the moon) ‘unto [ until] the dawning of the day’. The moon has no light of its own, but only use reflected (twisted) light from the sun to shine in the night/ darkness. The moon’s light has no heat that is so needed for the necessary fiery trials. The glorious full spectrum of the colours of the rainbow (‘around the throne’) cannot also be seen in moonlight:

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whorethat sitteth upon many waters:

Rev 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waterswhich thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, arepeoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

Rev 4:3 And He who sat there looked like a jasper stone and a sardius. And a rainbow was around the throne, looking like an emerald.

Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel coming down out of the heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.

‘Clothed with worms’ = flesh is always in a state of decay = it is the state of the dead = ‘the body of this death’. All the days of the flesh is compared to a ‘weaver’s shuttle’ = it will run out of thread eventually. ‘Without hope’ points to the finality of all flesh, not the fate of mankind:

Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Rom 8:20-21 For the creation was not willingly subjected to vanity, but because of Him who subjected it on hope hat the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

There is however a ‘scarlet thread’ marking the spiritual rebirth (second born). This’thread of scarlet’ is coming from the true “bride’s” lips when she ‘keeps His word’ – the ‘speech’ which her beloved “Groom” wants to hear from her mouth. This ‘scarlet thread’ also saves us through death and destruction of the first Adam. This ‘thread’ is the hope for salvation:

Gen 38:27-30And it came to pass in the time of her[ Tamar] travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez [ meaning “division” or “rupture”]. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah [ meaning “east” or “brightness”].
Son 4:3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a pieceof a pomegranate within thy locks.
Jos 2:18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.
Heb 10:19 Therefore, brothers, having boldness to enter into the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus,
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.
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;

VERSES 7-10

Job 7:7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.
Job 7:8 The eye of him that hath seen me shall see me no more: thine eyes are upon me, and I am not
Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.Job 7:10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.

Joblamentsthe flesh. With this mindset of Job in us, we all believe we will see God in our flesh:

Job 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

However, t he word of God is spirit and can only be “seen” with spiritual eyes:

Joh 6:63 (MKJV) It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life

God’s unlimited spiritual point of view iscontrastedwith the flesh’s limited point of view. God knows what we can handle because He knows our frame:

Psa 103:14-16For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

Exo 33:20-23And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

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