Only God knows all things!

“One who has perfect knowledge is with you.” (Job 36:4)
Who is this Elihu, that he claims to have perfect knowledge?
As I read through what he said, I wondered whether it was God speaking.
Was God using Elihu – this unknown stranger – to challenge him?
Much of what he says sounds like what God will say (ch.38-41).
Yet some of it also sounds like Job’s friends, whom God denounces (42:7).
Jesus could have claimed perfect knowledge, but He didn’t (Matthew 24:36).
Jesus admitted there were things He did not know.
As wise as Elihu is, he has become arrogant in his own thoughts.
I’m reminded again how we need to be humble when we talk about God.
As Jesus followers, we are not better or wiser than others.
It is our admission of weakness and limitation that qualifies us.
Our confidence is in Jesus, not in our doctrines or theologies.
I know why I believe what I believe, but I can’t tell you I’m right.
Only God has “perfect knowledge”, and I trust that He is with me!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, grant me the wisdom to know how little I know, and how much depend on Your grace.

One Comment

  1. Parts of the talk of Elihu reminds me that I need to see God’s presence everywhere – in the rains, in the frozeness, in the animals – my God is everywhere – but do I have the eyes to see Him?

    Open my eyes Lord.

    In the stars His handiwork I see
    On the wind He speaks with majesty
    Tho’ He ruleth over land and sea
    What is that to me

    Til by faith I met Him face to face
    And I felt the wonder of His grace
    Then I knew that He was more
    Than just a God who didn’t care
    That lived away out there
    And now He walks beside me day by day
    Ever watching o’er me lest I stray
    Helping me to find that narrow way
    He’s ev’rything to me

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