“If thou wouldest seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Job 8:5-7
This text contains a promise for those who seek YHWH earnestly. He will then make our habitation prosperous. Habitation refers to our mind. More specifically, this text says: He will make the habitation of our righteousness prosperous. In my previous blog I wrote that righteousness refers to His truth. If we seek Him earnestly, His truth makes our mind prosperous.
Seeking Him earnestly, is seeking His truth earnestly. And that is filling our mind and heart with His truth, so that His truth will replace more and more our own thoughts of lies and delusion (Isaiah 55:8). Seeking him earnestly is looking at the eternal things which are not seen (2 Corinthians 4:18). Matthew 6:33 says the same: seek first His Kingdom. Whatever we do, His Kingdom first. His Kingdom in our mind and heart, within us (Luke 17:21), should be our priority. And His Kingdom in our mind and heart is His truth in our mind and heart. The parables of Yeshua are always about this Kingdom, and are always connected with other texts throughout the Bible. Job 8:7 as well:
“Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.” Matthew 13:31-32
“Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.” Job 8:7
If you seek YHWH earnestly, if you earnestly fill your heart and mind with the truth of His Word, then His truth will make your mind prosperous. And although the beginning is small, it will greatly increase.
Where do you look at?
“While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18