Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind? Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous?
How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. (Job 15:2-3, 14, 16, 31)
Eliphaz didn't have it completely right about the ungodly either. Often in this world, those who oppose GOD and choose their own way, seem to be blessed and glorified. But their end is coming, their seeming success in this life will not last, and no can take anything with them into the next. Our idea of justice may be slow or somehow missing, but GOD is faithful and just and will exact punishment on all those who reject Him in His time. His wrath against sin will be poured out on all those who are still in their sins and have not been redeemed by His blood shed for all. We are all guilty and condemned because of sin, and GOD has provided His great Salvation by His mercy and grace, that those who receive it through repentance and faith are justified, not to continue to sin, but to live in and through Him a new life in Christ.
GOD calls His people to His work of reconciliation and redemption, to ministry and missions, to do His will in this broken and dying world. We are strangers and pilgrims, sojourning here as ambassadors of Christ and His Kingdom, with the Word of GOD, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that we might serve those around us who are hurting and in need,both in word and in deed. GOD commands His children to love one another as He first loved us and to disciple one another in His Word that we might grow into the full measure of Him who is our life. GOD has commissioned His church to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Ghost which is within us, and as we go where He sends and directs, we proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.