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From Job 34:
If he should set his heart to it
and gather to himself his spirit and his breath,
all flesh would perish together,
and man would return to dust.
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world? If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Interesting that this is from a speech of Elihu, one of Job’s accusers.
Being wrong in some things, does not make you wrong in everything by default.
He mearly drew incorrect conclusions from correct knowledge.
Elihu is not just one of Job’s “comforters”, he is a young man who chides Job for his self-righteousness and foreshadows some of God’s own reply to Job. I have always felt that Elihu was far closer to God, Job and the truth than the other three. Pax. Context is huge in Job, long book, Elihu himself very verbose.
Our flat is going through Job in our weekly study, and it’s been very rewarding. We just did the beginning of Elihu’s speech tonight.
After all the arguing I’m looking forward to some definitive statements from God.
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