Job 25-27 Chapter 25 is a very short summary of what Bildad has discerned and it is this: he has no personal relationship with the God Job believes in. He uses the word “might” to show us his uncertainty in all of life both present and future. There is nothing to base life on if you have no God. Life is futile and without substance. You believe you were conceived, lived and died; end of discussion. That in itself is more than tragic. Job comes back to him saying you don’t realize who God is and then proceeds to extol the attributes of God. He, in essence, says what Paul said in Romans 1:20
“For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen because they are understood through what has been made. So people are without excuse.”
And Job says these are only a few of the ways God is God and why people who deny Him are without hope. Yet I serve the living God and I know that my Redeemer lives. I will never ever set aside my integrity and I will maintain my righteousness in my suffering to my very last breath.
Are you more like a Bildad living without hope? Or are you more like Job who will stand firm until the very end no matter what comes your way?
And now we see why God called Job his blameless man.
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