Arrows are a long shaft, with feathers on the notch end to a pointed end that is shot by a bow. It is a weapon for killing in most cases. It is used in deer hunting, and other forms of hunting. Some schools even have archery events; which I find a bit hypocritical; though I will not explain that.
I suppose most of us have never thought much about God, the Creator of the Universe having arrows; but He does; though they are spiritual more than physical. Hear the words of Job…
“For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God do set themselves in array against me.” Job 6:4 (KJB)
We must remember Job was declared righteous by God not by Job or any other man. When God declares a man righteous, than man, or that woman is righteous. As we read Job we can see that righteous does not mean perfect in the sense that he had no sin. Job too was a sinner.
He believed God was shooting him with poisonous arrows of affliction, and he could hardly bare it. Poison was often added to the killing point of the arrow, so that, even just a minor wound would be a kill. God was accomplishing His purposes in Job.
Let us hear from a sage and scholar of the past…
“He complains of the trouble and terror of mind he was in as the sorest part of his calamity, Job_6:4. Herein he was a type of Christ, who, in his sufferings, complained most of the sufferings of his soul. Now is my soul troubled, Joh_12:27. My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, Mat_26:38. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Mat_27:46. Poor Job sadly complains here, 1. Of what he felt The arrows of the Almighty are within me. It was not so much the troubles themselves he was under that put him into this confusion, his poverty, disgrace, and bodily pain; but that which cut him to the heart and put him into this agitation, was to think that the God he loved and served had brought all this upon him and laid him under these marks of his displeasure. Note, Trouble of mind is the sorest trouble. A wounded spirit who can bear! Whatever burden of affliction, in body or estate, God is pleased to lay upon us, we may well afford to submit to it as long as he continues to the use of our reason and the peace of our consciences; but, if in either of these we be disturbed, our case is sad indeed and very pitiable. The way to prevent God’s fiery darts of trouble is with the shield of faith to quench Satan’s fiery darts of temptation. Observe, He calls them the arrows of the Almighty; for it is an instance of the power of God above that of any man that he can with his arrows reach the soul. He that made the soul can make his sword to approach to it. The poison or heat of these arrows is said to drink up his spirit, because it disturbed his reason, shook his resolution, exhausted his vigour, and threatened his life; and therefore his passionate expressions, though they could not be justified, might be excused. 2. Of what he feared. He saw himself charged by the terrors of God, as by an army set in battle-array, and surrounded by them. God, by his terrors, fought against him. As he had no comfort when he retired inward into his own bosom, so he had none when he looked upward towards Heaven. He that used to be encouraged with the consolations of God not only wanted those, but was amazed with the terrors of God.” Matthew Henry Commentary
Jesus Christ the righteous Son of God, God the Son, took on Himself all the sins of the world, was judged by the Father for our sins, died on the cross, was buried, and was raised from the grave that all who would believe in Him would not perish, but would have eternal life. Believe Him today.