O God you are so awesome and yet you care for us. Forgive us for the times when we forget and have railed against your seeming silence. Help us know our humble place in You. Amen.
Today’s reading: Job 35-37.
James complained about the person whose mouth spoke praises to God while cursing his fellow-man. “My brothers and sisters,” he said, “this should not be.” Maybe he had Job’s counselors in mind when he wrote those words. Elihu fits his description all too well. He praises the greatness of God while cursing the wickedness of Job.
“I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you. Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? If you are righteous, what do you give to him, or what does he receive from your hand? Your wickedness affects only a man like yourself, and your righteousness only the sons of men. Job 35:4-8
For Elihu, God is so high above…
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