Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Job Chapter 19
Metaphysically Interpreting Job 19:23-29
19:23Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were inscribed in a book! 19:24That with an iron pen and lead They were graven in the rock for ever! 19:25But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth: 19:26And after my skin, even this body, is destroyed, Then without my flesh shall I see God; 19:27Whom I, even I, shall see, on my side, And mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger. My heart is consumed within me. 19:28If ye say, How we will persecute him! And that the root of the matter is found in me; 19:29Be ye afraid of the sword: For wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, That ye may know there is a judgment.
July 14, 1940: Job 19:23-29
What conclusion is reached in the closing lines of the text? Job assumes that his friends are angry with him. He reminds them that anger brings the "punishments of the sword," and warns them that they should take heed how they accuse him of sin and persecute him as the author of his own miseries, lest they bring a judgment upon themselves.
What point stands out most prominently in this lesson?Job's profession of faith in God,
"I know that my Redeemer liveth,
And at last he will stand up upon the earth."
This affirmation is the most important that man can make, for it acknowledges the life principle in him as divine.