Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In Depth Study of Job Part 4

Dear Readers,

I think I will cover Job 38:12-13 today. We left off with God teaching the plan of salvation, but not sure if he was still talking about pre-mortality, or was now on to the creation. Maybe this will help, or maybe not. You decide.

 12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
"Hast thou", have you/Job "commanded". This is usually in reference to authority. God commands the people. Generals command the soldiers. That kind of thing. "The morning", the beginning of the work, or beginning of the day. Is this the first day of the creation? "Since thy days". After the beginning of Job's days or life.
Kind of interesting, like two questions. The first asking if Job had authority since he was born. Still not quite knowing authority over what, at least not for sure. Going back to what God is trying to teach him initially, that he is a child of God. Then the answer would be yes, as a child of God he has had authority from the beginning of his life. If it was the beginning, the creation, then God is asking if he was in authority in helping create the world, which might be yes still.
What was the first thing that God created? Hint, He said something. "Let there be light!" and there was light, and then it was divided from the darkness. That sounds like a morning. The day coming up and the darkness fleeing before it.
"and", including/also/in consequence to. Such a fun word "and". Dayspring, the beginning of the day, in which things grow and blossom, springing forth of works. "To know his place" to know one's position, or purpose, or ability. The reason for the day, the reason and purpose of the works.
 13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
"That" another fun word. The reason, or what is caused by this action. "ends of the earth", implying an earth or a world that has ends. Possibly the number of the Spirits, for they are all numbered unto God. "That" for this cause, "the wicked might be shaken out of it". What wicked? God has not yet created people on the earth. Still not sure if He has created the earth. So what people? Possibly Lucifer and his angels being cast out of heaven.
So, was Lucifer and his angels the darkness that was separated from the light? Thus the light was created, pure and clean or the rest of God's spirit children.
Still, so hard to tell. I guess we will have to continue studying.
Elder Smithson
P.S. if you have impute or comments, I would love to hear them. You can also contact me on Facebook. Elder Jacob Smithson.

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