God is Elihu’s Teacher

Handwritten page from the book of Job chapter 35 verse 16 through chapter 37 verse 5.
Job 35:16-37:5

Synopsis     Job 35:16-37:5     7/19/2021 

In poetic terms, Elihu rebuked Job for blaspheming God. Prior to Elihu’s rebuke, Job basically claimed that God was capricious.  

So, Elihu countered this false idea. Instead, he argued that God teaches through difficult trials. Thus, God’s essence is to teach. 

God is Elihu’s Teacher 

God is the creator. Everyone in Job’s world agreed with this. But does that make Him a teacher? Are creators always teachers?  

For human beings, not so. Anecdotally, it might be said that creatives are the last place to look for a teacher’s heart. But the God of Creation is a teacher.  

Teacher God 

Teaching is a part of God’s essence. He made the world and wants you and me to understand His creation. In fact, my ability to learn and understand are both entirely dependent on His desire that I should know and grow.  

Obviously, He could have easily created the universe without having this desire toward us. We could be creatures that lack understanding. We could be creatures that just function and never really learn anything new.  

But we’re not.  

Thus, He wants us to explore and gain in understanding. He wants to teach each of us some important wisdom today. He wants to transform you, and me, through learning.

So, he who has ears, let him hear.  

“He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble his way.“ Psa 25:9 

July 19, 2021

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