Passionate preaching alone should not awe you. Look at the content. In verse 36:21, Elihu says that Job seems to prefer evil to affliction. This misses the point of Job’s anguish and distress. Job believes that God has rejected him and done this deliberately. Job does not know what we know – that Satan is the agent of his distress.
So we come to the last passage of human debate in Job.
“God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.” 37 v5
Elihu has got a lot of stuff really clear, and it’s encouraging to read.
But even in his abundant fervour and passion, Elihu misses the point.
Remember chapter 1? Remember the heavenly realities that are going on around and about Job?
Satan has been given reign by God to grieve Job.
Satan’s purpose is to cause God’s people to reject Him.
But God works through even that to bring about His own divine perfect sovereign will!
Elihu finishes up in v23 with, “The Almighty – we cannot find him;”
Praise God for Jesus, that we can find God in and through Him!
And as we think about the heavenly council and goings on in chapter 1 of Job, we can be so thankful that in Jesus we are SAFE.
Hold onto these words from Jesus in John ch 10 v28, “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”