What’s the Use? (Job 35-37)

that you ask, ‘What advantage have I?
    How am I better off than if I had sinned? Job 35:3

Be honest, have you ever wanted to give up on God? It seemed to the younger man that Job had given up on God. Elihu believed it was his calling (in that moment) to defend God’s character as well as to point out Job’s sin. In chapters 35-37 Elihu reminded Job and now you and I of specifics about our great God:

  • God himself is in charge of everything in this universe, 35:5.
  • God is kind and He gives us songs even in the night, 35:10-14.
  • God is just, 36:4-10.
  • God is eternal, 36:26.
  • God is wiser and greater than any man can comprehend, 37:5.

Elihu ended his defense with these words:

23 The Almighty—we cannot find him;
    he is great in power;
    justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
24 Therefore men fear him;
    he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”

Brothers and sisters, if I had to sum up these chapters it would be like this: IT IS ALWAYS TO SOON TO GIVE UP ON GOD.

Please do not rush on by what you just read. Take the time to camp out here with Elihu and Job. Truly I take great comfort and great confidence in our God who is seated on the throne of eternity. Yes, since the day satan was cast out of Heaven, he has tried to impeach God, but he cannot.

This day I say to you: IT IS ALWAYS TO SOON TO GIVE UP ON GOD.

Take the time to read I Corinthians 1:26-31 and answer two questions:

  1. How do we sometimes think our way into a panic?
  2. In what ways has God revealed His greatness to you this week?

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