Contributed on Jul 22, 2011
Eliphaz has a one sided view of God which turns God into a cause-and-effect God. We see that only focussing on one aspect of God’s character will give us a skewed view of God.
Message Our world is very much a place which believes in the truth of cause and effect. If I work hard I should get good money. If I am lazy or cheat I shouldn’t get as much. If I am kind I should be respected. If I am mean I deserve to be ignored. If I have integrity I should be trusted. If ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2011
Elihu shows that Job has allowed himself to start sinning because he has not responded to the suffering the way God expected. Through his actions Job acts in a hypocritical way.
Message “The Answer of Elihu – Job You Are A Hypocrite” The conversation has been going for 31 chapters. It is only then that we discover that another person has been sitting in the dust and the ashes with Job and his three friends. His name is Elihu the son of Barakel the Buzite, of the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 19, 2011
Through a series of questions God gets Job to understand that he does not need to understand - Job needs to trust God. Job realises just how insignificant he really is.
Message “God’s Answer! – I Know It All” We were at a party last week. There was a whole group of us sitting around a fire and I ended up next to a 4 year old boy. Do you think the fire looks like a volcano? Yes, sort of. But volcanoes are much hotter. Does the smoke make clouds? No clouds ...read more