Two Kinds of Wisdom
Job 25-27: Bildad reveals that his wisdom is, as James says: earthly. Jam 3:15 Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, natural, demonic. I don’t know if I would characterize Bildad’s wisdom as demonic, but as James says, it is natural that it is not coupled with the fear of the Lord. Then Job responds with a sharp retort. Do you not understand the ways of God? He is the author of all creation, which is a refreshing reminder of Romans 1:20 the eternal attributes of God are clearly seen in creation so that we are without excuse.
The dialog will continue, but we learn that no matter the trials on Job, he remains steadfast and immovable. What a powerful testimony: “I will maintain my righteousness and never let it go; my conscience will not reproach me for as long as I live.” [Job 27:6]
Which character do you most relate to?