Saturday, October 12, 2013

Job In Depth Study part 11

Dear Readers,
Today we will be studying Job 38:28-30. We had just started mentioning about plants and how they correlate to the weather and the purpose of it. Shall we dive in then.
 28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
What? I thought we were going to be talking about plants. Well, how do plants get watered. By the weather, so we are still going to talk about the weather and all its fun. 

Lets assume that the answer to the first question is Yes for a moment. The rain as a creator of life, a beginning, so who created it. God, and His servants. Same with the drops of dew. All of which water the soil. 

For fun, lets assume that the answer to that first question is No. If the rain was never created, then it would not exist. Kind of a dead end. 
 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Same line of thought, not necessarily though that there is a "mother" or "father" of water and ice, but that it was created. That it comes from a likeness of itself. Hoary frost is thin ice with holes. I don't know exactly what that relates to it, but it is good to know. 
 30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

As for this, I know that with the water system, there are underground rivers and reservoirs. That is why digging a well works and allows one to get water and survive. I also think of when Moses smote the rock in the wilderness and a fountain of water sprang forth. I know that Christ is compared to the well of living water, or at least His words. So Christ's words are hidden with a stone. Or on a stone like a tablet. Like the Ten commandments.

Now, "the face of the deep is frozen". When I think of a frozen face, personally, I think of that story parents tell their children when they make funny faces. It will get stuck that way. So, for kicks, lets say that is what this means. If you are doing bad things, then it will become a habit and you will get stuck in that, frozen in your sins. Or, if you do righteous, your face might be stuck in a smile.

More likely though would be the reference to the "deep". Like deep doctrine, or the depths of knowledge. So this deep is frozen, unchanging, always there, waiting to be thawed moved, used, or possibly like an ice sculpture carved. Also, the "face" or possibly the surface is frozen, but what lie underneath might flow and amazing to those who make it that far. Like studying the scriptures. When you first start reading, it can be a little dry, or even difficult to understand what they are saying. But as you become familiar with the word usage and with the principles and concepts they begin unfolding and being expounded unto your mind.

I hope that this gets you thinking. Until next time!

Elder Smithson