January 10, 2017
Leanness and Many Wrinkles
Job 16:8 (KJB) And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a witness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.
Job was speaking of his personal physical condition in this scripture verse. Job’s health had taken a turn for the worse. The Bible does not spell out exactly all the physical problems he faced but does clearly mention in this verse he was covered on his body with wrinkles and was quite skinny.
As we grow older naturally you and I will encounter many wrinkles on our skin and changes in weight. They are a part of the aging process.
However, many speculate Job must have faced a particular disease which gave him a more than normal amount of wrinkles covering his body. It is not known for sure exactly what disease Job may have faced as a part of his persecution from the hand of the devil but whatever conditions Job faced they were quite devastating to his overall health even bringing leanness to his bones.