When you face difficult circumstances, do you strive to understand better the plan of God or fall back on old shibboleths and mouth what everyone else says?
For we were born yesterday and do not have knowledge, since our days on earth are but a shadow.
Job 8.9 NET
So Bildad the Shuhite told Job. His words are a cop-out. Don’t even try. You’re just a sinner, because all this suffering is happening to you, so repent and get right and God will help you. Who are we to question anything or study again the ancient truths? We’re mere, ignorant mortals with short life-spans! And aren’t some of us like that? We’re spouting second- and third-generation sermons and slogans without much thought. Why not try digging into Scripture yourself for a change?