True Wisdom is no respecter of persons…it cuts through the clutter and exposes right and wrong.
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
James 1:5 - If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Elihu is introduced as a wise young man who sees Job and his three friends as all missing the point. Job, nor anyone else, is totally innocent in this life. The three friends, in their unloving accusations, have missed the point of what a friend should do in this time. Truth begins to shine into all four men…painfully.
Elihu’s primary concern is in regard to the accusations and issues with God’s justice in this matter. His point - God is just even if we can’t or don’t see it. This is a tough pill to swallow but is a wise insight.
He is also concerned with the disrespectful way that Job, in his grief, has spewed words towards God. We must take this to heart as we often speak disrespectfully when we are angry or sad or frustrated.
Lord, give me the ability to accept truth when it is presented to me.
Elihu brings a hard word for Job. It has to do with Job speaking nonsense. Read the first part of Ephesians Chapter 5 (and especially verse 4) to hear how the Apostle Paul teaches us to stay away from speaking nonsensically.
Accepting God’s Justice is part of accepting God’s Design (perfection) and Man’s Fall (sin). To do this, we must grapple with our imperfections and accept they are not part of our original design. They are a result of our free will. This is a big part of ‘Knowing God’ for otherwise we may accuse Him falsely.