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Job 25:1



1 Then answered [`anah] Bildad [Bildad] the Shuhite [Shuchiy], and said ['amar], KJV-Interlinear



1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, NASB



Bildad, the second of the three friends, which have been introduced thus far, has run out of things to say. He is the last of the three to speak, and what he has to say gives us some additional information regarding our place in this universe, but has nothing to do with Jobs situation.


Bildads' name means, 'son of contention,' or 'Bel has loved.' Bel means, 'wisdom of the distant East.' The location of his homeland is not known, but it apparently is east of Job's home. Bildad's speeches have generally echoed the words of Eliphaz, but have been delivered with more severity and sternness.


The gist of what Bildad has to say is this. That God is all-powerful. Man is nothing more than a worm. Angels, or Gods armies, are far superior to man. And if the angels cannot live up to the standards set by God, then how can man possibly achieve a state of innocence?


But before we get into the details of Bildad's final argument, we need to think about a few things.


First, Bildad represents the thought of the world. The beliefs that are expressed by the world and loved by the world. Loved so much that nothing else is listened to.


Second, Bildad does not listen to Jobs arguments. He is so hung up on his own arguments that he doesn't even consider for a moment that there might be some other explanation of Jobs suffering.


Third, Jobs arguments are filled with irrefutable facts. Bildad ignores the facts.


Fourth, Bildad is not interested in facts that do not fit his beliefs. With Bildad, his beliefs come first, and then the facts are invented to fit them.


Fifth, Bildad knows a great deal of truth. He has learned many proverbs during his lifetime, proverbs which have their foundation in truth.


Sixth, however Bildad lacks the wisdom of application. Knowledge of principles does not make one wise when reality is ignored.


Seventh, knowledge is merely the comprehension of facts or details in life.


Eighth, understanding is the ability to form the details of knowledge into general principles.


Ninth, wisdom is the ability to apply understanding to the realities of day-to-day life, and arrive at correct decisions or conclusions.


Lack of wisdom means that you will form beliefs or draw conclusions based on what you have heard from others (gossip, hearsay, media), or what you have conjured up in your imagination.


True wisdom is derived from the study of Bible doctrine.


Lack of wisdom means that you will form a false wisdom within your own soul. And false wisdom leads to all kinds of bad decisions and conclusions in life which have been tainted with emotional or biased beliefs.


Candidates are not considered for their qualifications. Issues are not viewed objectively. Decisions are based on emotions, lusts, agendas, and so forth.


And most important of all, truth gets ignored more and more, making it more and more difficult to transform the thinking of a mind filled with erroneous thinking.

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