Study 15 From the Book of Job is: Job 32 and 33. The introduction and first speech of Elihu
The Speeches of Elihu (32-37)
Elihu is a young man who has overheard the friends and Job speaking. Both sides anger him, and he wants to put things right. His main beliefs are these:God is incapable of making a mistake; pain is a divine deterrent aimed at keeping men from sin.
What made Elihu angry? On what grounds does he claim a right to speak? What do you think of the way he begins his speech?
Job had said that God treated him unjustly (33:8-11), and that He made matters worse by refusing to talk to him(33:13). What replies does Elihu give to Job about this? See verses 12, 14-33. In what ways does he say God speaks? And for what purpose?