THE STORY OF JESUS: Job 35-37
“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.