July 22, 2019

Job and the other men had been trying to answer the “why” question of Job’s life. This was the wrong question, which accounts for all their wrong answers. The right question was not Why? but Who? Once Job understood who he was and who God is, all was well. Please open...

July 19, 2019

Instead of giving Job answers, God asked Job questions. He did not do this to condemn or shame Job, but to remind him that God is in control of all that happens in the universe: not any man, not Satan, nor any other angel. Moreover, rest assured that God is always...

July 18, 2019

After many chapters of misguided discourse, Job finally got his most desired (and most feared) wish: God spoke directly to him! No longer are we reading the words of natural minds groping for the truth. Truth itself was speaking, and, as believers in Christ, we too...

July 15, 2019

When Job said, “What is the Almighty, that we should serve him, and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?,” he was expressing the sentiments of the wicked, not his own feelings. Elihu built his case against Job by taking what he said out of context. Don’t...

July 12, 2019

Elihu’s critics call him harsh and unfeeling, but this viewpoint comes from a human-centered preoccupation with self. We might do better to see Elihu as one who passionately cares for God’s honor. To him, anything that impugns God’s honor is a terrible thing that...

July 11, 2019

When Elihu turned his attention to Job, he introduced new insight into the purpose of suffering: Job’s friends had argued that his suffering was evidence that God was punishing him for his sins, but Elihu argued that sometimes God permits us to suffer to keep us from...