ildad shows that man cannot be justified before God.
- Bildad drops the question concerning the prosperity of wicked
men; but shows the infinite distance there is between God and
man. He represents to Job some truths he had too much
overlooked. Man's righteousness and holiness, at the best, are
nothing in comparison with God's, (Ps 89:6). As God is so great
and glorious, how can man, who is guilty and impure, appear
before him? We need to be born again of water and of the Holy
Ghost, and to be bathed again and again in the blood of Christ,
that Fountain opened, (Zec 13:1). We should be humbled as mean,
guilty, polluted creatures, and renounce self-dependence. But
our vileness will commend Christ's condescension and love; the
riches of his mercy and the power of his grace will be magnified
to all eternity by every sinner he redeems.