Bildad's Third Speech
Bildad goes out with a whimper in his final recorded speech in the book of Job. He is very brief here, and our comments today will consequently be few.
"Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 'Dominion and fear belong to Him [God]; He makes peace in His high places. Is there any number to His armies? Upon whom does His light not rise? How then can man be righteous before God? Or how can he be pure who is born of a woman? If even the moon does not shine, and the stars are not pure in His sight, how much less man, who is a maggot, and a son of man, who is a worm?'" (Job 25:1-6).

Bildad clearly acknowledges the greatness of God in this speech. He illustrates the greatness of God versus the worthlessness of man. He alternates between heavenly bodies and humanity. He doesn't answer Job's arguments. It seems Bildad apparently hopes to demolish Job's claim that he would be vindicated if he were allowed to appear before God in judgment. This is the implied thrust of his speech here.

Bildad views man as nothing more than a maggot before God. Although this is true in some respects (cf. Rom. 3:23), we should all praise God that He views His creation in a better light than this and was willing to go to great lengths to save humanity through Jesus Christ!

We will consider Job's reply in our next lesson.