If all of these four are made well, the result is an effective arrow, beautifully designed for impact. Only the front end of the shaft needs a finishing touch—a point. Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day: “That the leaders took the lead in Israel, that the people offered themselves willingly, bless the Lord! Arrows. He pierces my heart and does not pity; He pours out my gall on the ground. In His own time, and for His good purpose, He will heal them perfectly. When children play ball games, there is usually some kind of target —a wicket, a hoop, a goal square, or a target painted on a brick wall. Satan had been defeated. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me. (Job 2:10). Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! The word in Revelation 6:2, however, is stéfanos, a circlet, wreath, or garland, oftentimes made of leaves and twigs but sometimes of precious metals. An Arrow is a symbol that may mean protection, defense, movement, force, swiftness, sureness, direction and power. In the book of Revelation itself, white is predominantly positive in meaning, as most of its appearances describe God, Christ, glorified saints, or associated objects like the Great White Throne. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. ‣ Arrows are sometimes figuratively put for lightning ( Deuteronomy 32:23 Deuteronomy 32:42 ; Psalms 7:13 ; 18:14 ; 144:6 ; Zechariah 9:14 ). Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. They shall be stoned with stones; their blood shall be upon them.”. And if I have learned nothing else from this experience, I now know that I had much to learn. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Any disposition God chooses to make of any part of His creation is His sovereign right. He needed all the help he could get. Then news came that one of the charter members of that church had been killed in action while serving his country. The word life in verse 4 has reference to Job's person, his body. The symptoms mentioned in the book of Job are many: inflamed eruptions (2:7); maggots in the ulcers (7:5); terrifying dreams (7:14); running tears blinding the eyes (16:16); fetid breath (19:17); emaciated body (19:20); erosion of the bones (30:17); blackening and peeling off of the skin (30:30). When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers, to mistreat them and to stone them, ... About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church. A Song of Ascents. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. O Each arrow needs a target, energy, and penetration. And Joshua chose 30,000 mighty men of valor and sent them out by night. ‣ By this love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment...". I would like us to think about faith, hope, and love, as the arrows of God. And their south boundary ran from the end of the Salt Sea, from the bay that faces southward. His coach didn’t understand why Samuel wasn’t getting to balls he had reached earlier with ease or why he was falling on the court. Finally, Job was a man of fame. © 2020 FamilyLife®. In a swift succession of events, Job's possessions, which had taken him almost a lifetime to accumulate, were stripped from him. Faith, hope, and love, are not just passive things. Whether or not things are going well, it is possible for every believer in Christ to say with Job, "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him" (Job 13:15). And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered, and encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. At first made of reeds, and then of wood tipped with iron. Job had a deep and devout reverence for the Lord. If I specifically say to the lad, 'Behold, the arrows are on this side of you, get them,' then come; for there is safety for you and no harm, as the LORD lives. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. As II Thessalonians 2:11-12 says, "God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.". Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? These are action words. Listen to me, O coastlands, and give attention, you peoples from afar. The implication is that his entire purpose is to conquer, to dominate, to subjugate the peoples of the earth. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. Thus, the foremost idea behind this biblical symbol is powerful, penetrating, deadly accuracy with an intimation of distance. There was a light in his soul that Satan could not extinguish. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ... “If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Publisher: OpenBible.info. Like a knight in armor or a soldier in full dress uniform, the first horseman appears to the eye as glorious and noble, but its intent is to kill, destroy, and subdue its enemies.