Mt.24:37 declares that there are many similarities between the days of Noah prior to God’s judgment and Jesus’ return. In this passage, Eliphaz offers us a glimpse of that Pre-Flood society. Notice the similarities with our current culture:
Job 22:15-20 “Hast thou marked the old way which wicked men have trodden? Which were cut down out of time, whose foundation was overflown with a flood:”
1. A complete rejection of God.
“Which said unto God, Depart from us: and what can the Almighty do for them?”
2. God’s blessings are taken for granted.
“Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far from me.”
3. God will reward the godly and judge those who have rejected Him when He returns.
“The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn. Whereas our substance is not cut down, but the remnant of them the fire consumeth.”
LESSON - Though Eliphaz is speaking hypocritically with a certain degree of piety, he does convey some truth worthy of examination. The generation of Noah had become a completely secular society. They had totally abandoned the purpose for which God created them which was to have a relationship with God. They had forsaken God, choosing to live life as they saw fit all while still enjoying the provision with which God had blessed them. Eliphaz was incorrect in this regard. We should not “laugh them to scorn”, but follow Noah’s example of pleading all men everywhere to repent for judgment is coming.