Vs. 4, “Be assured that my words are not false; one perfect in knowledge is with you.” Umm…yeah, I would say Elihu’s head is getting a little too big! Though Elihu approached with suggested humility, we see the extent of pride. No matter how right or smart we are…it is a dangerous thing to claim such things as young Elihu did. But there is wisdom in what Elihu has to say, Vs.7, “He does not take his eyes off the righteous; he enthrones them with kings and exalts them forever.” Remember that Job thought that God must be ignoring him, but God never took his eye off his righteous servant. Elihu was once again magnifying the greatness of God. Though he is young, Elihu’s fervor for God is quite evident. But truth without love is only puffed up knowledge…that leads to pride.
Regarding application…Fathoming God. The more we know about God the more we will be able to respond to him appropriately. The response of the heart is the key. Some may falter and turn from God and no matter how much God loves & disciplines them…it only makes them turn further from God. While others who are humble in heart understand and turn away from sin and unto God. Job must make a decision…and we too must make a decision. We know earlier that Job had talked of just giving up…before we judge too quickly…how often have you just given up at things in life. Whether little or big…it’s human tendency to stop if we are not successful. But Elihu tried to remind Job just how Great God was! Sometimes we just need to sit back and fathom the greatness of God! Choose the path less traveled and never give up for we serve a Great God! Amen? AMEN!