Job 25 & 26: How Can He Be Cleaned?
Verse of the Day: (25:4) How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
1. Clean (25:1-6)
How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm? (25:6)
Bildad, Job’s friend, counselled Job to repent his secret sins so that God could clean him with His Word, and again, bless him with children and possessions. Bildad and Job knew from God’s Word that they were born sinners, and were like worms, and needed God to save their souls. By faith, they offered sacrifices to God, believing that one day, He shall send His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, to die for their sins. (Genesis 4:1-8) However, Bildad did not know that God was testing Job, as He allowed the Devil to inflict great pain upon him. The Devil had falsely accused Job that he was faithful to God because he had everything, and that if God would take away everything from him, he would curse Him. However, Job did not curse God, even when everything was taken away from him, because he truly believed in Him. Indeed, we are sinners, and like worms, and let us only trust Jesus to save us from our sins so that we become clean vessels bearing fruits by preaching the Gospel that all shall come to know Him. (John 15:1-16)
2. Counsel (26:1-4)
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is? (26:3)
Job retorted Bildad that he was wrong in his accusation, as he had not committed any secret sins against God. Bildad was of no help to Job, as he was aggravating his pain instead of comforting him. Indeed, let us not judge one another, as only God is our Judge and Counsellor, as only He truly knows our very hearts and intents. (Romans 11:29-36)
3. Clouds (26:5-14)
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them. (26:8)
Job explained to Bildad that though he knew that God is the Creator of the glorious heaven, the universe, the sky, the clouds, the earth, the living creatures including man made in His image, as well as the fiery hell reserved only for the Devil, his demons and all who would reject Him, yet he could not fully understand why He had inflicted great pain on him. Amid Job’s suffering, God inspired him to write his autobiography, the book of Job, which became one of the 66 books of the Bible, God’s Word. Finally, God revealed to Job at the last stage of his life that it was His perfect plan to test an imperfect man. (Job 42:1-17) Let us thus look forward to the day when Jesus shall come with clouds and everyone shall confess that He is the true and Almighty God. (Revelation1:1-8)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that I am cleaned by Your holy Word to bring forth fruits.