August 19, 2018: Day 8 – Job 8August 19, 2018
We find another friend of Job, Bildad the Shuhite, who tries to convince Job that he ought to repent and make himself right before the Lord. His premise states that if you are just and righteous then the Lord will make Himself known to you. He tells Job, in beautiful flowerfully language, literally, that those who do not rely upon the Lord, or those who forget the Lord, will be cut down like flowers and wither. He is making a direct correlation to Job as he sees Job’s demise, and his pain, and his sorrow. It has to be because you have forgotten the Lord, so confess your sin and get on with your life.
We don’t have Job’s response to him yet but it is important that we know that this is his perspective and they think that the reason why Job is suffering is because he has sinned and is unwilling to ask for forgiveness.
Don’t you just wish that we could tell Job like we do people we help nowadays that “Help is on the way”. “That this is only a test .” We know the rest of the story. If only someone Job speaks to could say “Don’t lose your faith. God’s picture and the purpose for what happens is bigger than the one we see.”