Job 25:1-6 ” Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes order in the heights of heaven. Can His forces be numbered? Upon whom does His light not rise? How then can a man be righteous before God? How can one born of woman be pure? If even the moon is not bright and the stars are not pure in His eyes, how much less man, who is but a maggot – a son of man, who is only a worm!”

Most of Job is composed of dissertations from his three friends that have come to comfort him during his time of profound loss. Here we find Bildad, a Shuhite, speaking…his position based on the traditions of his forefathers…that God is just, bringing punishment to the wicked and blessing to the righteous. But because Job had maintained his innocence, not only Bildad, but all three friends, had hammered Job with self-righteous questions. “Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can a man be more pure than his Master?” (Job 4:17) “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty? They are higher than the heavens…” (Job 11:8) All three men had judged Job from their very legalistic and ridged view-point of God…and all three were terribly wrong.

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