Bildad begins his speech to Job by extolling the majesty of God, then asks the question, “How then can man be righteous before God?” He contends that man cannot be pure, neither the moon or the stars! 6 How much less man, who is a maggot,
And a son of man, who is a worm?”
Job responds by asking Bildad how he has helped anyone in need? Yet God makes the dead tremble, Sheol is naked before Him, He hangs the earth on nothing! God binds up the water in the clouds, draws the horizon at the boundary of light and darkness, stirs up the sea with His power. By His Spirit, God adorned the heavens, and His hand pierced the fleeing serpent.
Bildad concentrates on the inadequacy of man, while Job concentrates on the powerful efficacy of God. Too often, it is easier to see the faults of man than it is to see the greatness of God. When you are wounded, you tend to see the hand that wounded as the enemy. However, we cann0t always see the true enemy or identify the real source of our trouble. What we can do–without fail–is know the source of our help. That source is God Almighty, unequivocally! So, instead of trying so hard to identify your enemy, and seeking out man’s inadequacies, look to the source of your help at all times. Look to God, who loves you and is always able to redeem and deal you!