Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

For who resists His will? The mixed-up lover.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The second debater’s question: “For who hath resisted His will?”

In the original language it begins with the inferential use of the postpositive conjunctive particle gar translated "for," used here in order to bring out the inferential concept.
The verb to resists is the perfect active indicative of the verb anthistemai which means to stand against, to oppose, to resist.

With this is the dative singular indirect object from the noun boulema, which refers to will. It also connotes plan or project or purpose, goal or intention.

1. Paul anticipates from these two debater’s questions the blasphemous attitude of the racial Jew as well as the gall and nerve of any member of the human race to even question God.

Probably one of the worst things that any of us would ever want to do when we are in extreme pain is to enter into a debate with someone.

From his self-righteous arrogance, Bildad implies that Job is getting what he deserves. Bildad’s name means confusing by mixed up love.

It is amazing how quickly friends will turn on you when they are in self-righteousness.

However, like most religious self-righteous individuals, Bildad assumes that any suffering is because of divine discipline.

Wrong premise, wrong conclusion.

JOB 8:4, If [or in reality when] your sons sinned against Him, then He delivered them into the power of their transgression.

Arrogance is not only judgmental but arrogant self righteousness pro-longed results in terrible cruelty.

Bildad also assumes that anyone who associates himself with Job is wrong and that is why he is disassociating himself from Job.

He is getting his opinions from the very same place all legalistic individuals get their opinions from, false doctrine or doctrine of demons.

He is being given the opportunity to glorify God in the historical trial of the angelic conflict.

ROM 9:19, You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?”

The problem with that is the fact that Job would have very few believers to learn from because very few believers ever learned what Job is learning.

2CO 12:15, And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

The more you advance in the adult spiritual life, the less company you will have.

PSA 6:5, For each one shall bear his own load.
JOB 19:4, And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself.

Message Bible - JOB 19:1-2, Job answered: “How long are you going to keep battering away at me, pounding me with these lectures?”

JOB 19:3-4, Time after time after time you jump all over me. Do you have no conscience, abusing me like this? Even if I have, somehow or other, gotten off the track, what business is that of yours?

Scroll to Top