Job 8:20…”Behold God will not reject a blameless man, nor take the hand of evildoers.” Sin can bring ruin on persons and families in this life. Yet for Bildad to argue that Job was being punished for being an ungodly, wicked man, was inaccurate. The mistake in these reasonings arose from Job’s friends (both Eliphaz and Bildad) not distinguishing between the present state of trial and discipline, and the future state of final judgment. This is a very popular teaching today, particularly from those who would say we can have our “best life now” if we have enough faith. Obedience:blessing and disobedience:suffering is not a 1:1 ratio in this life, but will certainly be with finality in eternity.