40 days of Sorrow, a walk with Job
April 13, 2019, 7:58 AM

Lent 2019 Day 34 Job Chapter 36

Chapter 36 begins with these words, "“Bear with me a little, and I will show you That there are yet words to speak on God’s behalf. I will fetch my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in knowledge is with you. “Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
" Elihu declares that he is speaking on God's behalf. He is speaking with a great deal of boldness. More than any of the three friends of Job. Elihu would have to be something special to say those words, and not be judged the way that the other three friends are judged at the end of the book. I love that last phrase, "God is mighty, but despises no one:" That is TRUTH, to the highest degree. 

That is also a powerful message of Easter. God LOVES us so much that He gave us his only begotten son, so that whoever believes in Him will never perish but have eternal life. Christ died for us while we were enemies. Christ died for us while were still sinners. There are people who go through tough times and they think that God must HATE them. But Elihu is right, God despises no one. 

Job chapter 36 ends with these verses, "“Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered. For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist, Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man. Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy? Look, He scatters His light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea. For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance. He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. His thunder declares it, The cattle also, concerning the rising storm.

Elihu claimed that he was speaking on behalf of God, but the STORM IS RISING

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