Monday, March 10, 2014

Job In Depth Study 20

Dear Readers,

Today I will talk about Job 39:26-30. Finishing up Job 39.

26 Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south?

 27 Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

I think that for most people, including myself, the eagle is the sign of freedom. So do free people, people with agency, choose to follow God, or Job, and make their home and abode "on hight"?

 28 She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.

Being built upon the rock of Christ, a sure foundation (Helaman 5:12) is the only way for the righteous to prosper.

 29 From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.

Having the eternal perspective. Seeing the end game, the goal, and the purpose of all.

 30 Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.

Those who follow her, the righteous, are nourished. This last part has two meanings for me. First, where the carcass, the nourishment, the victory ground is, there are the righteous reaping the benefits. Or, martyrs. People who have died for a cause, the cause of God.

I know that this is all scatter brained, but it is both wonderful and interesting to see that the last parable that God uses for this chapter is directing people, look to Christ, look to God, do righteousness, and you will be free. Choose to be free!

Elder Smithson

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