You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
5 Yea, the light ['owr] of the wicked [rasha`]
shall be put out [da`ak], and the spark [shabiyb] of his fire ['esh] shall
not shine [nagahh].
6 The light ['owr] shall be dark
[chashak] in his tabernacle ['ohel], and his candle [niyr]
shall be put out [da`ak] with him. KJV-Interlinear
5 'Indeed, the light of the
wicked goes out, And the flame of his fire gives no light. 6 'The light in his tent is darkened, And his
lamp goes out above him. NASB
Now, Bildad launches on a discourse of the miserable
condition of wicked people. He lists
several proverbs, which were obviously generally known truths of his day.
Even though his words are true, their application to
Job is in error. Just knowing
miscellaneous sayings and stating them, does not make them applicable to any
one person or group.
It is true that wicked people will suffer in the
end. That is, the end of their
life. But many a wicked person has lived
a prosperous life and no one would have known the difference. Likewise, good people suffer, as Job is
suffering here. Just because people
suffer in life, does not mean that they are wicked folks.
Apart from other evidences or proofs, it is not our
place to know the spiritual status of other folks. Certainly we become acquainted with people
over time and from our observations and such, we can get a good idea as to
their spiritual status. But that
knowledge serves only to teach ourselves, or to provide us with teaching aids
for our children. It is never
information to be used to judge or gossip against others.
Wicked people can be prosperous. They can be innovative in life. They can laugh at jokes, fall in love, even
be good neighbors. But as with all
people, their light of life goes out, and that is the end of their own self
guided life, forever.
11 Behold, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle
yourselves with firebrands, Walk in the light of your fire And among the brands
you have set ablaze. This you will have
from My hand; And you will lie down in
7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation will perish, NASB
The wicked person operates his own life by means of
his own power. That is the power of his
sin nature. He lives within the jungle
of the carnal world.
See the study chart on Carnality.
Wicked people can range from those like Hitler, to
quiet and nice folks. Wickedness is not
limited to extraordinary monsters. But
no matter whom they are in life, whether in the daily news, or sitting quietly
in the shadows of obscurity, they all function by means of their own power -
their sin nature.
None of them, in fact no person, has power over their
inevitable death. And so death catches
up with us all, sooner or later.
At that moment, its lights out, and sayonara to this
world. All of the plans, all of the
ambitions, all of the good times, all of the total avoidance of God, comes to a
When we are born physically into this world, as
infants our candle of life burns bright, but as age advances on us with all of
its chronological stealth, our candle dims ever so slowly. Often times you have to be old, or at least
older in life, before you begin to feel the aches and pains of age, and before
you discover that you are not as agile, or not as bulletproof as you thought
The visions you might have of your self-determination,
of your being self-made, of your independence of this world, are not true. And for the wicked, for those who ignore
their spiritual life, for the most part of their life, that realization does
not come until death. And of course when
one dies, it is too late to change.
You only have this one life to live. Get with your daily Bible study and don't
waste your life. Don't risk your entire
eternal future by being stubborn in your attitude toward God, toward Christ,
and certainly toward Bible doctrine or your spiritual responsibilities.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.