The dye was caste, and the results were as expected. All that transpired thereafter was preordained from before the foundations of the earth. There was a fellow who wanted a spiritual awakening, so he spent forty days and forty nights in the desert. There was another, who wanted similar results, and he ingested a power plant. The results were a matter of course.
Intelligence was apparently not one of the questions under consideration, though I don’t know, but there is a capacity for spiritual conceptualizing, which was a foregone conclusion. One must be able to consider abstractions, to get the job. Therefore, the callings were issued at their respective times. Now, various people were called for jobs at various times, not just a couple.
It’s only that I’m an avid student of these two lives, and not particularly one of others, in general. For instance, it is curious to consider the choices made in David’s life. Yet he was known as a man after our maker’s own heart. It is only that David frequently kept reaching out to his maker, and it is assumed that there were not so many others of David’s time, who did equally so.
Besides, aren’t the characters in the Bible, put there in the first place, for us to relate to their circumstances? For starters, I can relate to Job, in that nothing ever seemed to work out right in my life, for a long time and seemingly for no good reason. Well, that’s changed, now that I’ve kept the faith, and acted with righteousness. But I’m not certain anything I did, impacted it.
It’s clear that both men, who sought religious experience, ultimately found what they were looking for. I was one of them, and for years, I became filled with more than I could contain. Watch yourself, and don’t draw conclusions based on information you don’t have. Those were years I was lost in things I could not understand, until I defined my own capacity for my own limits.
You study one book, and think you have all the answers to all the questions on all the exams, and I dare say it’s not so. I’ve been to places you never go, and have accomplished things you can’t imagine. There is only one God, one faith, one baptism. I am faithful to the things my maker has required of me, whether any living, breathing human being thinks so or he doesn’t.