Job 33 Outline
– Elihu wanted Job to pay attention to his words (Job 33:1-7)
– Elihu reiterated the points that Job made earlier (Job 33:8-11)
– Elihu rebuked Job for complaining to God (Job 33:12-22)
– Elihu sees the need of a mediator to offer himself as ransom for our sins (Job 33:23-28)
– Elihu said God will keep on punish a man until he turn back to him (Job 33:29-30)
– Elihu encouraged Job to speak up (Job 33:31-33)
Job 33 Summary
In Job 33:1-7, Elihu wanted Job to pay attention to his words. Elihu promised that his words are sincere. Elihu was eager to show that he is spiritual and wise just like Job’s three friends. Elihu assured Job that his words won’t be harsh and hurt him so Job had nothing to fear.
In Job 33:8-11, Elihu reiterated the points Job made earlier, that Job complained he is not guilty of any sin yet God treated him as an enemy and consistently fight against him and brought him troubles.
In Job 33:12-22, Elihu rebuked Job for complaining to God because he reasoned God is the head and he can do anything he wanted. Elihu said God can speak to us through dreams and visions to turn them away from their faults so that they walk on the path of righteousness.
In Job 33:23-28, Elihu see the need of a mediator. Elihu reasoned that if there is someone that would give himself as a ransom for Job’s sin then Job will surely be restored after confessing and repenting from his sins so that he now live in the light.
In Job 33:29-30, Elihu said God will keep on punishing a man for 2 ‘“ 3 times until he turn back to him.
In Job 33:31-33, Elihu told Job to speak up if he has anything to say. Elihu said if Job has nothing speak, he should keep quiet and listen to him.
Job 33 Bible Study
1. Jesus Christ is the mediator between God and men
Elihu sees the need of men for a mediator that offer himself as a ransom for our sins. After you have confess your sins, God will no longer remember your sins. God is happy when a person sincerely confess his sins and repent. Anyone who believe in Jesus Christ is justified as righteous and is called the redeemed. In 1 Timothy 2:5, for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. In Hebrews 12:24, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.