Job 25
 Man is less than a worm
According to Bildad, man cannot be justified before God
 1 ¶ Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said,
 2 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.
 1 - Bildad He ignores Job's reasoning. He has nothing new to add.
 2 - Dominion Job had recognized the divine sovereignty jb2313.
 3 Is there any number of his armies? and upon whom doth not his light arise?   Armies Or angels. Compare Nebuchadnezzar's statement da0434 and the army that accompanies Christ on the white horse re1914. Also he1222, 2ki0616.
 Light See he0413.
 4 How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?   Justified This was clarified by the sacrifical system which pointed forward to the Lamb of God. That system was in place when Cain and Abel brought their offerings ge0404. Job knew about it jb0105. The system was revived and recorded in the sanctuary system of the wilderness. Then it was clarified in the NT ro0323, co0125.
 5 Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight.
 6 How much less man, that is a worm? and the son of man, which is a worm?
  Moon shineth not Bildad apparently understood that it reflected the light of the sun. He didn't know so much about the stars although, in a sense, he was right. The stars were created and are controlled by God. ge0116, ps03306, ne0906.
  Man ... worm It's true that we stand in awe before God ps00803, but man, not worms or monkeys, is able to communicate with God through Jesus Christ. God spoke and the animals were created but He formed man with His own hands and breathed His own breath into him ge0207. The promise of a redeemer was to Eve for us all ge0316.
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