Job 25 (Listen)

25:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said:

  “Dominion and fear are with God;
    he makes peace in his high heaven.
  Is there any number to his armies?
    Upon whom does his light not arise?
  How then can man be in the right before God?
    How can he who is born of woman be pure?
  Behold, even the moon is not bright,
    and the stars are not pure in his eyes;
  how much less man, who is a maggot,
    and the son of man, who is a worm!”


How can a human be justified before God? How can one born of woman be pure? (Job 25:4 CSB)

“How can a human be justified before God?” asked Bildad. We can’t. We can’t be righteous before God and we can’t be pure. We see this prophetic thread throughout Job that constantly points to Jesus Christ. He alone took on all our sin. He alone made a way for us to be righteous before God, and He alone cleanses us and makes us pure. Praise God for His intervention! Praise God that we are made right before God because of Jesus!

Pray it: Father, I confess that I fall short in my words, thoughts, and deeds. Thank you for the promise of forgiveness through faith in Christ and help me know that because of Jesus, you have declared me righteous. Amen.

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