Sunday, July 5, 2015

Elihu - the young theologian

July 5

Daily Bible Reading: Job 31 – 32

Verse of the Day: Job 30:20 – “Now Elihu had waited to speak unto Job, because they were elder than he. And when Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, his wrath was kindled.”

Now we find the fourth and final person who debates with Job. This is a young man named Elihu. He is the young theologian and intellectual. He views God as a disciplinarian and teacher. His name means “He is my God.”

Elihu bases his arguments upon education, and tries to come forth as the voice of logic. He is perceptive, however this almost is overwhelmed by his conceit. 

He believes that God purifies and teaches, and thus seeks to advise Job to humble himself and submit to God. We will see his solution to the problem given in chapters 32 through 37.

Prayer: Father of Wisdom and Knowledge, as we seek to learn, to increase our knowledge, may we continually seek You first – the basis of all wisdom and knowledge. Amen.

1 comment:

Eric Hunt said...

I find this portion of the dialogue of men recorded in the book of Job to be the most interesting...

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