Reading Through the Bible, Wednesday, May 25. Job 37-39

    Who do you think you are?

    As we come to the end of Elihu’s speech, that’s really what he is asking Job.

    Job ended his last speech with the challenge to God: “Let my accuser put his indictment in writing . . . I would put it on like a crown.  I would give him an account of my every step.”

    And Elihu responds: “How dare you talk to God like this?

    His implication is that God would not give Job a hearing, because Job is too insignificant  in the sight of God.

    Elihu is right, of course, about the greatness of God.  He is wrong, however, to think God would not give Job a hearing.  He will, and, as we begin to see in chapter 38, He does.