WE CONTINUE our study of the Book of Job beginning with chapter 32. Job’s friends, Eliphaz, Zophar, and Bildad have run out of things to say, Job has exhausted his defense, and so today we meet a new character in this drama.
Elihu, a young man who has apparently been watching and listening to his elders as they debate the reasons for Job’s trials, launches into a monologue about the nature of God, the inability of his friends to answer Job’s complaints, and Job’s error in declaring himself righteous. All this sets up the appearance of Yahweh Himself, which we will discuss next week.
As Sharon was away playing a role in a childrens’ Christmas play at church, Josh Peck, host of The Sharpening and author of Quantum Creation, joined us to help us in our study. We appreciate his heart, mind, and joyful spirit, and we thank him for being willing and able to assist.