The tragedy of Iov: have pity on Human

The tragedy of Iov: have pity on Human

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This is my article in some ways echoes, in my opinion, the problems of religious morals in the modern world...


One of the texts of the Bible, "the Book of Iov" - amazing "thing" may be - the major plot of the whole of the old Testament, if we bear in mind the humanistic component, impresses most of all. That is the tragedy of a Person found suddenly in the face of cruel world. The book is interesting because it was the first mention of Satan. At the instigation of Satan, God decides to try, as far as He is faithful to the righteous Iov. To do this, He allows Satan to take away job's all that he had: the family, wealth, health (he contracted leprosy is a terrible disease, an incurable in the ancient world and the middle ages). For Iov started difficult days, at first he endured it, but then broke down and cried out to God: For what? - could ask job. Indeed, because he lived so, as directed by the Creator. And here is quite amazing. A young man takes up arms against job and his friends, because, as he believes, job attacks unwise to the Almighty, and friends say the job is not what you want. And God actually meet a young man: I created all things, how dare you to teach others like me? Did we have before us is not a typical sample of the ancient Patriarchal relations? Tyrannical father is the sovereign master of his children. And today, these relations are not a rarity. Moreover, God has supporters among the faithful of the friends of Iov, which show him to his wrong behavior. With the feeling of job and knowing that God's Ideal, Perfect, I was disappointed in the old Testament image of God the Creator, he has seen something ancient. Without this frustration, probably, would not be the further evolution of my views.
Weary soul of the hero of the book - Iov, screams of pain, but not so much physical as moral, the "heart". Helpless man. And so he stood on his knees before the Creator... And under the terrible eyes of the Creator of the Universe he bent even more and that's about to fall. But, we must stand up, stand up, only not to fall... Where do we get the strength? Where to look for their source? In love? Or in malice and hatred? offended? And who in what may - and that is... So what is it? Pity can show only the people? If you follow the logic of the "Book of Iov" - and, Yes and no. The man in your life gets acquainted with different "love". He is immersed in the love-passion, it becomes the knowledge of the love is debt. But, it turns out, is, and love-compassion.
In spite of the remonstrances of friends, job, driven to despair, continues to complain about his fate and accuse God of being unfair, and, in addition, the inability to hear his cries for help. Who for a long time and was seriously ill, he will understand job. I understand him and I. What is his guilt? For that he sent such terrible trials? His sons were dead, all acquired property was destroyed. Even if somehow miraculously by the permission of God he will be healed, why would he live? For whom? He and his daughters now can't help. Whose to blame for what happened? Of course, The one Who created this world. Of Course, God. And, behold, here we come, perhaps, to the Central question in "the Book of Iov:" will a man to ask the Creator for what they have done? Here is the top of the humanistic ideas of antiquity. Who will answer for the suffering of men? In the book I personally heard the call pity the Person, suffering in this harsh world. Feel sorry for... to shed tears on each occasion, or what? A few decades ago in some Soviet films tragic heroes and heroines sharply stated: "don't feel sorry for me!" By doing so, they wanted to say, that they are strong personalities, and that pity is an affront to human dignity. Why? Don't understand... It is a pity, perhaps, "EN" side of love... And again, when, for example, in Russia (Russia) women are not saying men, children, parents, "I love you". They told them: "I pity you". Yes, we lost a lot of... Maybe it is too late, let's start to return the lost?.. Let us not be ashamed to spare the people and will not be shown pity on us consider humiliation...
Iov is angry at the world, organized by the Creator. The meaning of protest job is clear: to blame the man before God or not - it still can not avoid suffering and death. And what do you do when they come? To endure. Some time you can tolerate almost unbearable pain, but the forces of human небеспредельны. And, behold, the man feels that his strength is exhausted. Still endure, says job, his friends. A man starts to murmur against God, the Creator only increase his suffering. And, behold, if the person is held, all conquered " then pleased it the God. Yes, for that same person is given such inhuman test? Due to the original sin of the forefathers? The answer is no. The main conclusion of the story of job, which do Fain - man can not change this cruel law of life, established by the Creator. The very same Creator does not know the pain of man, and therefore, probably, does not see the need to soften it. But, most of all, in my opinion, surprised by the fact that the Creator actually becomes a partaker in the "ugly" and unfair trials in which God seeks, first of all, prove to everyone that He Is the "Boss" of the person.
That Is The God? No, obviously. These are the views of the people of God, existed two thousand years ago. But, perhaps, we, people living in the twenty-first century, have to accept them uncritically? The problem is that the "Book of Iov" - is not just a great literature, as a part of the Holy Scriptures. And as the same ends the dispute job with friends and with God? Strange ends. Judge for yourself: after the speeches, delivered by God: "Who preceded Me, that I give him? under the whole heaven My all." Iov, frightened formidable view of the Creator, as if apologizing to Him, and not only did God is not angry at job, but is angry with his friends, and further: "the Lord said to Eliphaz Femanithite: wrath is upon thee, and against thy two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, like My servant job. Now therefore, take unto you seven bullocks and seven rams and go to My servant job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant job shall pray for you : for him will I accept, not to reject you for what you have not spoken of Me what is right, like My servant job. And they went so Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did as the Lord commanded them : the Lord also accepted job. And the Lord turned the captivity loss of Iov, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave job twice as much as he had before. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house, and they sympathized with him, and comforted him over all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him, and gave him each in кесите and the Golden ring. And the Lord blessed the latter days of job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-Asses. And he also had seven sons and three daughters... After this job lived a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons and his sons ' sons to the fourth generation; and died, old and full of days." The author (or authors) of the "Book of Iov" answer: Yes, gentlemen, you can ask for the acts of His. But, and questions, allegedly delivered Iov, is not removed, so to speak, from the agenda of human life. For the Lord to them so and did not answer.
Could it be that God repented of Iov? No. He just demonstrated his complete supremacy over the man, showing clearly, who in this world is the owner. But, for what He allowed Satan to take away all the job, and then he returned everything to him and even made the situation "better" than it was before? Yes, all for the same to satisfy his truly boundless ego. As a reason, which explains the existence of the so by no means indicative of the image of God, I think, it should result in more available then in the minds of people remnants of ideas about the behavior of the pagan gods. This fact is primarily concerned with Judaism, religion, more ancient than Christianity.
Anyone can feel what is the degree of Iov. However, we do not pretend to the title of the righteous, knowing that guilty before God and before the people, and you have sinned in his life abound. And that his suffering we deserve. But, where the measure of the sin and the punishment for it? Law of justice is simple: "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth". However, there's still mercy. She can't compare sin and punishment of the balance. Otherwise, what is grace? And mercy, as it is known, God. He wanted to have mercy on, does not want to punish her. Man remains the only believe and hope, know he can't.

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Re: The tragedy of Iov: have pity on Human

The book of WHO?

KJVGalatians2:20
0 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

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Hello, Trish.

You ask, what is this book? I'm sorry, trish, and all, who do not understand, about what the book I wrote. In the translation of the names are often distorted. This is the "Book of Job" of the old Testament of the Bible.

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Re: The tragedy of Iov: have pity on Human

"lov" is hebrew/jewish translation for "job"? Is there a specific connection to Judaism you are trying to make?

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