Elihu’s Revealing God
Synopsis Job 37:6-38:11 7/21/2021
In his speech, Elihu gave a final insight to Job. In this way, he reminded Job of two essential facts. First, God is essentially mysterious. As a result, human minds cannot fully fathom Him. Second, knowing God is a matter of revelation.
Elihu used the analogy of sun and clouds to make his point. The sun is what it is. But clouds can obscure a man’s awareness of the sun. However, awareness comes with revelation, which Elihu likened to a great wind that blows the clouds away.
Finally, God arrived on the scene to finally answer Job directly. He used forceful imagery challenging Job to explain the mechanics of the universe.
Elihu’s Mysterious God
Although no human can fully comprehend God, Elihu recognized that God is knowable in a relationship way. And the essence of God’s way is to reveal Himself.
God shows Himself to me as a matter of revelation. I cannot demand that. I can’t demand that on the basis of my power. And I can’t demand that on the basis of justice.
So, if I have come to know God at all, it is only because He has revealed Himself to me.
“Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” 2Tim 2:7