Words of Life

To Obey or Not to Obey, that is the Question.

Job 35:

  • We often tend to think far too highly of ourselves. Job’s 3 friends seem stuck on the cause and effect of Job’s circumstances. They assert that his suffering must mean that he’s been out of sync with God. Elihu wisely counsels Job and his friends to look to the universe. In the grand scheme of things, how can our sins hinder God? How can our righteousness aid God? There must be another motivation for obedience, which is not mentioned in this chapter of Elihu’s rebuke. But, “helping” our omnipotent God can’t be one! (see Acts 17:24-25) My hunch is that it is at least in part relational; with God, and with one another.

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