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25 And if it be not so now ['ephow], who will make [suwm] me a
liar [kazab], and make [suwm] my speech [millah] nothing
worth ['al]? KJV-Interlinear
25 'Now if it is not so, who can
prove me a liar, And make my speech worthless?' NASB
Here, Job makes a challenge to everyone and anyone, to
prove that his words are false.
Jobs friends have asserted all along that the wicked
are punished in this life, that their punishment is evidence of their
wickedness, that major suffering is evidence of ones wickedness, and therefore,
since Job was being made to endure phenomenal suffering, he must therefore be a
'Not so,' says Job, 'Quite the contrary.'
All kinds of people live in this world, good people and
bad people. Many of them live a full and
long life and go to the grave without any public indication of their spiritual
status. Many a wicked person has lived a
full and even a prosperous life, and they have not received, during their life,
This world is made up of rules. God installed divine rules, which we call
divine establishment principles, and Satan installed evil rules which we call
God set up life such that a person could, of their own
volition and ability, live a successful temporal life, during their life. God does not coerce anyone into believing in
His plan, or accepting His authority.
God does warn, however, of the repercussions of ones
decisions. Life in this world is
temporary. God is the ultimate power and
force behind all life, and all life will continue into the eternal future only
if it sheds all unrighteousness.
The existence of unrighteousness simply proves that
man and angel on their own, will always, without exception, decline into evil,
and evil will always end up in self-destruction.
The only way out of self-destruction and to secure
happiness, is to accept and allow God to run everything.
Unfortunately, most folks ignore this idea, reject
this, disagree with this idea and continue in their stubbornness, to believe
that they can better determine the nature of their own life, more so than
God. Ignoring the fact that they do not
know everything there is to know about life.
They cannot even control most of the simplest things in life, nor can anyone
overcome the many human limitations of life.
Job poses these truths, that there are many folks who
live indifferent lives, who live evil lives and do not apparently suffer for it
during their life.
The truths are obvious, and all truths are self-evident. But there will always be people who will look
truth in the face and reject it.
Bildad is going to have his one last say, and it will
be a lame one at that. He will recite
several unrelated proverbs and then fall silent.
People who are indifferent do not listen. They don't want to listen. And that is the way it will be at the end of
human history. When all is said and
done, all who are going to believe in Christ, will believe in Him, and all who
are going to reject Christ, will reject Him.
All who are going to advance in their spiritual life, will, an all who
are not, won't. Even the presence of
Jesus Christ Himself, standing right in front of any person, will not serve to
change their minds.
At the Great White Throne, all unbelievers will come
face to face with Christ. Their destiny
is the Lake of Fire. They know it. They
will still reject Christ. They will even
This principle of defiance in the face of truth has
applied throughout history. Watch the
political races in this coming year.
Watch those who will promise anything in order to 'buy' votes, in order
to get elected at any cost. And God
will allow the masses to have their chosen leadership, even if that leadership
is poorly qualified, deceptive, will ultimately be detrimental, and, repeat,
and, everyone knows it. Getting there
way is all that matters to those who reject truth.
Job is suffering but he is not wicked. If you pursue your spiritual life and remain
faithful to it, you too will one day face suffering. Why? Because this is the devils world, and the
devils world was never designed to make you happy, nor fulfill your life.
As we pointed out in the 'end of days' list, if you
happened to look at it, you know that there may well be a time when life will
get pretty ugly for us all. People had
to face extremes in the dark ages.
People had to face extremes during famines. People had to face extremes during wars. People had to face extremes during economic
Your circumstances in life should not shape your
attitude toward God, Christ, or your spiritual life. God has a plan. That plan claims all of the details of
history that will transpire during this Church Age and beyond. Those plans include all forms of wickedness
and ludicrous ideas that people will come up with during their lives.
The world will do its very best to drive you against
God. 'See, God has abandoned you. See, God has turned His back on you. See, God in not interested in you. See, all of your interest in God is
But God allows evil to boast, to brag, to cheer itself
on, to award itself. Allow evil to have
its very short day.
You just stick with your daily Bible study and
persevere through all of the problems that you know will come along.
Because one day the voice of evil will fall silent,
never to be heard from again, and your voice of victory combined with probably
a trillion other voices shouting in celebration pandemonium will fill the new
Yours as a mature believer, will be the last cheer,
and the very best.
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.