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For who resists His will? Part 2.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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

The inferential use of the postpositive conjunctive particle “gar” translated “for,” used here in order to bring out the inferential concept. 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.

We have a so-called friend contributing to Job’s personal suffering which is also a part of Job’s testing.

Bildad’s name means the confused mixed up lover.
Biblical love is not an emotion or a feeling, it is a system of thinking.

1JO 4:16, And we have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.

ROM 5:5, The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who was given to us.

Corrected translation:
PHI 1:9, In fact, I pray this, that your virtue-love may excel to the maximum still more and more by means of metabolized doctrine resulting in all spiritual discernment,

1TH 4:9, Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are “taught” by God to love one another;

Bildad starts out judging Job and stating some true facts but they do not apply.

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

In his terrible legalism, he implies that Job’s children all suffered and that they died the sin unto death.

Prin - Pseudo-humility always accompanies the self righteous believer.

It is words brought forth “from the mind of others” that teach us.

The papyrus refers to the Egyptian flag papyrus, on which the ancients wrote, and from which our paper derives its name.

Blossoming flowers look great before they’re cut or picked, but without soil or water they wither more quickly than grass.

Notice he assumes that Job has forgotten God.
Here again we see the self-righteousness of the religious self-righteous crowd or the legalistic believer.

ROM 9:19.....”Why does He still find fault? And be able to answer questions like For who resists His will?”

Bildad, the believer whose name means all confused by a
mixed-up love, calls Job, who is a mature believer, godless.

GAL 4:29, But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

Prin - Bildad is accusing Job of materialistic lust, and apparently Bildad’s jealousy of Job’s prosperity is being brought out.

You can have a lot of doctrine and still be a mixed up believer.

Bildad is saying that the wicked put their trust in their home or in the things that they have built.

Bildad says Job, you looked like a plant, well watered in the garden with a lot of beauty and prosperity but now we are seeing you for what you really are.

Impersonal unconditional love
(1CO 13:6) does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;

PRO 24:17-18, Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see {it} and be displeased, And He turn away His anger from him.

Bildad is saying that this is the inevitable result of someone who trust in his riches, as if Job did.

ROM 9:19... “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?” and not be occupied with the opinions of others.

In time of disaster you discover who your real friends are.

It is very difficult for a mature believer like Job to have real good friends.
You have to find individuals who have their priorities straight and will not be competing and comparing.

PSA 119:63, “I am a companion of all those who fear or reverence Thee, And of those who keep Thy precepts.”

PRO 18:24, “A man of {many} friends {comes} to ruin,”

Friendships are the types of relationships which can sneak up upon you and take you for a ride or take advantage of you.

PSA 41:9, “Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.”

You know you have a true friend when he or she knows a lot about you and still likes you.

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