Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:00 p.m. CST
Elihu (not previously mentioned) speaks: he stresses his youth, but then criticises Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar as ineffective. Elihu is compelled to speak.
Elihu speaks: you think yourself without sin. God is not accountable, and may have spoken to you in a dream. Job must receive God’s messenger.
Elihu (inaccurately) says Job has accused God of injustice. Elihu asserts that God is just and impartial. Sinners may not hide from God, who does not operate on the same terms as men. Job adds rebellion to his sin.
Elihu speaks: do you think you are more righteous than God? God is further above you than you can imagine. God does not answer the proud, even if they are oppressed. God does not want to hear your empty talk.
Elihu speaks: God rewards the obedient, while the disobedient perish. God would have helped you had you not been full of the judgment of the wicked. God has an unsearchable greatness – who can understand the works of nature, such as clouds, thunder and lightening?