“Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him!” (v14). While Bildad used mankind’s general sinfulness, “worms and maggots” (ch 25), to accuse Job of causing his own downfall, Job refused to agree with this simplistic explanation. He sarcastically questioned Bildad’s method of “helping” Job (2:1), which was more like kicking someone who was already down. Instead, Job declared that we are often speechless when we contemplate “the thunder of God’s power” (v14).
“By His power He stilled the sea …” (v7). God’s power is limitless, yet we only glimpse “a whisper” (v14). We can’t presume to understand everything (like Bildad), but we can trust His love.