40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
April 12, 2019, 6:18 AM

Lent 2019 Day 33 Job Chapter 35


Elihu continues his arguments, but this time he is speaking to Job and his three friends. Job 35:4-10, "I will answer you, And your companions with you. Look to the heavens and see; And behold the clouds—They are higher than you.If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? Or, if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to Him? If you are righteous, what do you give Him? Or what does He receive from your hand? Your wickedness affects a man such as you, And your righteousness a son of man."

These verses talk about how much higher God is than man. God is so high above man, that nothing that man does could ever affect God. On the surface that seems like a true statement, but it does not take into consideration how close God desires to come to man. Jesus humbled himself and was found in human likeness. Jesus was found in human likeness.

Isaiah 53:5, "But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed." Isaiah says that God is affected by mans sins, because God has chosen to come down from heaven and walk with His creation. 

Job 35:9-11 "“Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out; They cry out for help because of the arm of the mighty. But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night, Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, And makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?" These three verses from Elihu should convict our hearts. How often do we pray to God when we need something, but are quiet when He has blessed us? Surely God has given us songs in the night, and we should PRAISE HIM. 

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