As we return to Job 8 this Sunday, we begin to work our way through Bildad’s explanation of the hopelessness and ruin of hypocrites. Believing Job to be a hypocrite (which he is not, Job 1.1) he lays out his extensive argument in an effort to encourage his brother to own his hypocrisy and repent of it, encouraging him that, if he does, God will surely forgive and restore him, vv.5-6, 20-22.
Given the great danger that hypocrisy is to Christians (Lk 12.1) and the great number of hypocrites Christ says will come out of the church (Mt 7.21-23), this is a sermon we all need to hear. I know it may be hard for some to hear, but God knows how much we need this warning and urging. So as you pray for the Lord to bless the preaching of His Word, please remember to pray for yourself, that God might give you the grace to welcome this warning for the good of your soul. For nothing will be more terrible than to die with false hopes of heaven, especially when, if we only would’ve examined ourselves, we could’ve discovered the falsehood, repented of it, and been saved at last.
Yours souls’ well-wisher in Christ,