Dave Burnette's Commentary

Job Chapter 25

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Unknown, possibly Job, Moses, Solomon, and Elihu
Date Penned: (2000-1800 BC)
Overview: Faith in God's Sovereignty Through Trials (c 1-42)
Theme: Three Friends Answer Job (c 3-31)
Message: Bildad's Third Discussion (v 1-6)

Job 25 Commentary

(25:1) Bildad Accuses Job of Pride -  Bildad's final reply was weak. He ignored Job's examples of the prosperity of the wicked. Instead of attempting to refute Job, Bildad accused Job of pride because he was claiming that his suffering was not the result of sin. Job never claimed to be without sin, but only that his sin could not have caused his present trouble.

(25:6) Bildad Calls People Worms - It is important to understand that Bildad, not God, was calling people worms. Human beings are created in God's image (Genesis 1:26-27). Psalm S;5 says that people are "a little lower than the angels." Bildad may have simply been using a poetic description to contrast our worth to the worth and power of God. To come to God, we need not crawl like worms. We can approach him boldly in faith (Hebrews 4:16).


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Justified by God

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the Book of Job with Chapter 25. In our text today we see Bildad speak with little reply to the conversation of Job and his friends leaving us with this short chapter. Bildad does not acknowledge Job's words but does state a truth from their dialog. Since a man is born of sin - how can he be justified by God? How can sinful man be ok in the eyes of a Holy God? It takes a God sized payment to justify man and that payment is Jesus-Christ. All God - All man, Jesus paid a price we could not pay and made a way for man to be justified before a Holy God. If we repent and receive, by faith, the finished work at Calvary, then we can be saved. How about you? Have you been saved? Let us learn from our text today and the conversation of Job and his friends to remember how a man can be justified by a Holy Righteous God.


Job 25

Job 25

 1Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,

 2Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

 3Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

 4How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?

 5Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.

 6How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?