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Job 8:4



4 If thy children [ben] have sinned [chata'] against him, and he have cast them away [shalach] for [yad] their transgression [pesha`]; KJV-Interlinear



4 'If your sons sinned against Him, Then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.




Bildad and the other two visitors are moving into a realm of opinionated elitism. They are not suffering therefore they believe that, what they believe, is truth. This is a dangerous area to tread in.


To over simplify life into the obvious, means that you have to close your eyes to alternative possibilities.


Do people who die in violent circumstances, deserve their death because of their sins? Do people who happen to be poor, deserve their destitute status because of their sins? Do people who happen to get involved in accidents, deserve their suffering because of their sins?


The answer is of course, 'no' to all of these and more questions of a similar nature.


Bildad brings Jobs children into the conversation. They died a violent death. Their deaths were due to their sins, obviously, according to Bildad. Remember Bildad cites the essence of God. 'Does God do things arbitrarily? Does God make mistakes?'


Then he takes the giant leap to his conclusion. God is perfect. God causes life and takes it away. Their life ended violently and therefore they must have been sinners.


And with that rationalization, since monkeys have two legs and can catch things, and baseball players have two legs and can catch things, monkeys must be destined for the major leagues. Or perhaps it is that baseball players were once monkeys. But dolphins can catch too, so monkeys came from dolphins, and then were transformed into major league players after the try-outs.


This is so confusing! Who negotiates the contracts? Lawyers! But then lawyers are snakes, or were snakes, or will become snakes.


And of course, we have our politicians and celebrities, who don't think that the 'common' person can think for themselves, so they need government to assist them, or do everything for them. But of course it is the common person who votes these folks into office or stardom, which is obviously the common mans only good quality.


So if every time a person dies a violent death, it is because of their sins, then are not all deaths violent? Isn't the removal of the soul from the body a violent action by definition? Does it matter that one is shot with a bazooka or dies quietly in his sleep? When you stop breathing, you stop breathing! Everyone must die due to their sins, right?


Eliphaz and Bildad are now dead. They died many thousands of years ago. Did they die because of their sins? Or does an opinionated person come up with alternative definitions of death? Like dying quietly means that your life was more pleasant and you did not die because of your sins.


We have all been around long enough to know that bad men die quietly in their sleep and good men die in fiery crashes, and visa-versa. So the means of your death does not determine your spiritual status. How did Jesus die?


God knows everyone's spiritual status and God has a plan for each and every individual on this planet. Actually, God has two potential plans for everyone. His preferred plan is that you follow His will, and His second plan is the plan wherein you pursue yourself. In either case, your decisions in life determine the course you will follow in life. God knows exactly what you will do at all times.


Each person has a birth and a death. None of us were placed in this world on a permanent basis.


Job knew his children. Job held confession offerings in their behalf. They were present for those ritual offerings. The children knew their meaning and they knew what they were doing.


For someone to come along, and say that they died a violent death means by default, that they were gross sinners and deserved their deaths, is a grossly unjust accusation.


So Bildad, in quoting Gods character with regard to never abusing justice, is in fact abusing the principle of justice himself.


People can read the Bible, and even memorize it thoroughly, and still not have a meaningful spiritual life. Satan can certainly quote the scriptures, probably better than anyone, but Satan is an unsaved, condemned creature.


Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, all three, will reach a consensus regarding Job's guilt. And generally, when there is a consensus, the facts are disregarded. Why else is their a difference of opinion with respect to global warming, abortion, evolution, or whether or not you should spank a child? In fact, in virtually every topic of conversation you can run into a debate. Someone will always have an opposing opinion.


Satan has a counter policy and principle, for each and every policy and principle of truth of Gods.


Why did Job's children die? The short answer is that God had determined that their time on this earth was up. Another answer is that, their death was an integral part of Jobs experience. Another answer is that we just do not know all of the facts, so we don't know. We don't even know their names, how is it possible that we could know the reasons for their deaths?


Bildad does not know, but yet he will venture a conclusion based not on facts, but on his own opinion.


Beware the ruler, authority, wise man, or want-to-be ruler, authority, or wise-man who makes decisions based on emotion rather than on solid facts. Beware of the one who pushes an agenda, which is in opposition to truth, but is convenient to their own motives.


Only a legitimate daily study of the Word of God can provide you with the kind of discernment between the true and the false, you need in order to understand life.


A so-so study of the scriptures, one that exists outside of the fellowship sphere, will produce only opinions, which are subject to convenient interpretation, such as those of Bildad.

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