Job 25: Bildad (3/3): How....?
Comments: Bildad is obviously running out of steam for
all he does in this final brief speech is point out God's greatness
and then questions how puny mankind can, by comparison, in any
way be declared righteous?]
Bildad declares God's greatness
Bildad the Shuhite replied:
and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of
his forces be numbered? On whom does his light not rise?
He queries how any of us can be righteous before God
then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of
woman be pure?
even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his
much less a mortal, who is but a maggot— a human being, who is
only a worm!”
Comments: Greatness & holiness in God compared to
the sinfulness of mankind. Yes indeed, how can we ever be declared
righteous before God? The Bible declares the sinfulness of mankind
as a whole [Jer 17:9, Psa 14:3, Psa 143:2, Rom 3:23, 5:12. The
New Testament, echoing the activity of Abram, provides God's answer
– by believing in His Son, Jesus Christ, and what he achieved
on the cross. [Gen 15:6, Rom 4:5]