Jobine Theology Part 3 -- By: Ralph Rogers Hawthorne

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 101:403 (Jul 1944)
Article: Jobine Theology Part 3
Author: Ralph Rogers Hawthorne


Jobine Theology
Part 3

Ralph Rogers Hawthorne

(Continued from the April-June Number, 1944)

Heart.

The heart represents the individual (Gen 18:5; Lev 19:17; Ps 104:15). It is the seat of the understanding and the sentiments. As a poetical term it includes all of the beautiful. Theologically, it is also in desperate wickedness and requires cleansing.

34:1 -If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath...” (Elihu).

37:1 -“At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place” (Elihu).

38:3 -Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?” (Jehovah).

Heaven.

Heaven is the home of the redeemed. It is the abiding place of God’s throne. It is not “the heavens” of Genesis 1:1, neither is it the stratosphere or the planetary spheres, but the third heaven, the very presence of God (2 Cor 12:2). Job was familiar with such a promised place.

1:6, 12 -“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them... And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”

2:1, 7 -“Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and

Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD... So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.”

11:8 -“It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?” (Zophar).

16:19 -“Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high” (Job).

20:27 -“The heaven shall reveal his iniquity; and the earth shall rise up against him” (Zophar).

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