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FRAMEWORKS: Job 25: Bildad (3/3): How....?


[Preliminary 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?]


v.1-3 Bildad declares God's greatness


v.1  Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:  

v.2  “Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of heaven. 

v.3  Can his forces be numbered? On whom does his light not rise? 


v.4-6 He queries how any of us can be righteous before God


v.4  How then can a mortal be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure? 

v.5  If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in his eyes, 

v.6  how much less a mortal, who is but a maggot— a human being, who is only a worm!”



[Concluding 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]



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