Job 25

1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, 2 “Dominion and fear are with him. He makes peace in his high places. 3 Can his armies be counted? On whom does his light not arise? 4 How then can man be just with God? Or how can he who is born of a woman be clean? 5 Behold, even the moon has no brightness, and the stars are not pure in his sight; 6 How much less man, who is a worm, the son of man, who is a worm!”

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Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary, 1706

Verses 1–6

Bildad 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.

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