Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Speeches of Elihu: Truths Affirmed of Our God – Part 5

Job 36-37

1. Behold, our God: Mighty in the purposes in suffering – Job 36:5-21

a. Suffering leads to final vindication of God’s people

b. Suffering is corrective for God’s children

c. Suffering is educational for God’s children

d. Suffering is to produce submission in God’s children

2. Behold, our God: Exalted in His powerful works – Job 36:22-25

a. God is the lofty, unrivaled, Teacher of teachers

Job 36:22-23, Matt. 7:28-29, Isaiah 30:20, Matt. 11:28-30

b. Man is responsible to respond to the Teacher of teachers

Job 36:24, Psalm 92:4-8, Psalm 145:4-10

c. Man cannot plead ignorance of the Teacher of teachers

Job 36:25, Romans 1:18-20, Romans 3:21-22

3. Behold, our God: Great in His incomprehensible nature

Job 36:-37:21, Job 36:26-33

a. God is self-revealing

Job 36:26, John 1:18, Heb. 1:1-3, Job 36:27-32

b. God is benevolent to all through common grace

Job 36:27-28; 31, Matthew 5:45b