Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


February 1, 2012

 Job's "comforters" --we've already met Eliphaz, now it's Bildad who will explain to poor Job why he's in hell.


Then Bildad the Shuhite replied:

If you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty, if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state.

---Job 8:1,5,6 TNIV


Good ol' Bildad lives where a lot of us live, in the land of: "You get what's comin' to you."  Job's only getting what he deserves, says Bildad (And Bildad's his friend!).  Therefore all Job has to do is repent, and he'll be back on easy street.  "Stop sinning, Job, and you'll be fine."  This is the comfort, the counsel of Bildad.


We live in a world of Bildad and Eliphaz, but even Job knows it just isn't so.  And so he perseveres.  Maybe that's our decision as well.  There is an answer for Job but not from the Eliphaz's and Bildad's of this world. 




Dale Patterson