Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Speeches of Elihu: Truths Affirmed of Our God – Part 6

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 36:22-24

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

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

c. Man cannot plead ignorance of the Teacher of teachers

3. Behold, our God: Great in His incomprehensible nature – Job 36:26-33

a. God is self-revealing

b. God is benevolent to all through common grace

4. Behold, our God: Great in the Power of His Word – Job 37

a. The power of God’s Word displayed in nature

Job 37:2-6, Job 37:8, Psalm 29:1-4, Rev. 1:12-15, Job 37:6-12
Job 37:13, Isaiah 55:10-11

b. The power of God’s Word applied in the new birth

1 Thess. 1:4-5, 1 Peter 1:22-24, 2 Peter 1:3-4

c. Man’s response to the power of God’s Word

Job 37:14-20, Romans 3:19, Zeph. 1:7, Zech. 2:13

d. End of the Matter: Be still, Behold God, Be humbled

Job 37:21-24, Rev. 1:12-17, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14