|Job 18:5-6 |
5 Yes, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the spark of his fire shall not shine.
6 The light shall be dark in his tabernacle [body], and his candle shall be put out with him.1
1 Regarding God's ways, Job's friends are ignorant compared to him; and far from perfect. They keep telling Job he is being punished for being a sinner; it never occurs to them that God would be afflicting a righteous man.
But despite his friends ignorance, they show more understanding of the ways of God than the entirety of Christendom, which is totally ignorant on the light of Christ vs. the darkness of men. Bildad speaks of the light being darkness in a man, of the candle of a man, and of a man driven from light to darkness, (verse 18). This is far more than 21st Century Christendom knows about the light within a man, and yet Bildad and Job had no scriptures to get lost in looking for proof of their eternal life; they only had their fathers [forefathers] and the Spirit of God to teach them, and so they obviously learned. Even though Bildad was ignorant compared to Job, consider the following words of Jesus that show Bildad knew far more than the preachers of today:
if your eye is evil, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness! Mat 6:23.
But the children [Jewish heirs] of the kingdom will be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 8:12
Bind him hand and foot, and take him away and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 22:13
And cast the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Mat 25:30
To understand the light fully, read George Fox's The Light. To read about the candle of a man, read The Spirit of Man, the Candle of the Lord: the Candle of the Wicked often put out.