• William T. Howe Ph.D.

June 11, 2021

Daily Reading: Job 35-37

Job 37:5

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Perhaps you've heard the old saying, "Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while." This was one of those times. Since chapter 32, Elihu, the youngest of the four men who "comforted" Job has been railing on him and the other three men. Yet, he speaks at least one profound truth. He makes it clear that God does great things which we cannot comprehend.

Of this statement there is plenty of Scriptural support. In Isaiah 55:9 the Lord said it like this: For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Paul communicated the same in Romans 11:33. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Additionally Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost wrote this: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20).

Yes, the Lord God of Heaven does great and mighty things that we cannot even comprehend.

Elihu would have done well to make that one statement all the way back in Job 32 verse 1 and then stop. He had no clue as to why the things befell Job as they did. Yet that did not stop him from presuming knowledge that he did not enjoy. He just kept on talking. Like casting a wide net Elihu continued spouting words until he finally strung some together that made sense. Like a broken clock that is right at least two times a day, Elihu was right at least once. He could have used far fewer words to be much more effective in simply telling Job, that he loved him, was praying for him, and that God knew what he was doing, to just trust him.

Until tomorrow, live for Christ today.

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