Elihu, a younger man, stands before Job and his three friends and rebukes them for the way they have talked. He demands that they show the proper respect to God and His authority. He desires that God might be known as being able to educate individuals through times of trial as well as discipline. Elihu sees the ways of God as much more complex then the simple way that the other four men did. Job and his three friends saw God as a retributive God. If you sin he will punish. Elihu saw God as orchestrating the events of man in such a way as to have men honor God in the midst of struggle and through times of joy. Maybe our “why’s” should turn into “now what’s” so that we can enjoy the journey with God and not just blame him.
Tomorrow’s reading: Break/Catch up