Job’s friends earnestly believed that unregenerate people all experience troublesome lives due to their lost condition. The problem with their belief is that it does not meet reality. There are many lost people who live moral lives and experience little pain due to unknowingly adhering to God’s word. As a result, their lives are pretty good, just empty. Here are some things they have in common:
1. Some live long lives.
Job 21:7-15 “Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?”
2. Some have many healthy children for which to leave a legacy.
“Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.”
3. Some live in safety and security.
“Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.”
4. Some are very prosperous.
“Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.”
5. Some have very happy families.
“They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.”
6. Some have no fear of death.
“They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.”
THE RESULTS OF THIS LIFESTYLE:
1. They see no need for God.
“Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.”
2. They see no need to live for Him.
“What is the Almighty, that we should serve him?”
3. They see no need for a relationship with Him.
“and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?”
LESSON - SADLY THEY WILL ALL DIE and experience the same result of choosing to reject the Lord. In that day none of these things will matter to them, so we must help even our happy lost friends see the truth which they cannot see for themselves.
Mt. 16:26 “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”