Elihu rushes to defend the Lord, but in this whole drama, the Lord doesn’t need man’s defence! He sits enthroned in heaven! Passionate Elihu has a very restricted vision of God – his God is too small! He reminds me of the Islamic terrorists who passionately defend God with their lives. God’s cutting evaluation of the Elihu’s of this world’s is in Job 38:2.
“For God has no need to consider a man further, that he should go before God in judgement.”
Praise God that Elihu gets it wrong, his understanding of God is limited.
Praise God that He did consider us, from before the foundation of the world!
Praise God that in Jesus, God the Son, set down from before the world was made – That in Him we are considered and spared judgement because Jesus took the punishment that was ours.
This is the good news, the message of God’s word from start to finish.
That God does consider us, that He shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Father God,
Thank You for saving us, for calling us from darkness into light.
Thank You for Your word. Please write it on our hearts today.
More of You, less of us.