but it is also about God’s justice and judgment. God has never ignored sin. He never will. A price needs to be paid for the sins of man. – It has been at the cross.

We all sin. We all fall short. There is none that is pure. There is none that is holy. Our riches will not save us. Our power or position will not exclude us – from the judgment to come. But only by the sacrifice of Christ will any be able to stand. Elihu is right – no riches or power will keep Job from the judgment to come – for those things will not keep any of us from that judgment either.

In verses twenty and twenty one Elihu warns Job to carefully stay away from sin. “Stay away from the darkness – don’t turn toward iniquity.” Good advice.

In verses twenty two and twenty three Elihu asks Job some questions:

1. Who can teach like God?
2. Who has assigned God His place?
3. Who can tell God that He is wrong?

For the Christian (all people really) life is about learning who we are – and learning who God is. Have we assigned God His rightful place in our lives? Have we learned that life is not about us? It is the struggle of learning to place God on the throne of our lives. It is a struggle. We want our wills, our wishes, our ways – not His. We think we know what is best for our lives yet God says:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)

24 "Remember to magnify His work, Of which men have sung. 25 Everyone has seen it; Man looks on it from afar. 26 "Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered. 27 For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist, 28 Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man. 29 Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy? 30 Look, He scatters his light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea. 31 For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance. 32 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. 33 His thunder declares it, The cattle also, concerning the rising storm. Job 36:24-33 (NKJV)


In this section Elihu tells Job to look at God’s creation and see the greatness of God Himself.

Let us all remember the wonderful works of God. We all have seen it – but we have only seen a limited amount of it. Even if we have explored caves or flown to the moon – still we have only seen a fraction of God’s creation. We look on it from afar – not really understanding how it all fits together. Not really understanding its complete purpose or significance. How could we? God’s creation was created for His glory – and do any of us fully understand the glory of God? God is great and we do not know Him. Why has He set the planets in