Job 34 Outline
– Elihu rebuked Job’s self justification (Job 34:1-9)
– Elihu stated the absolute principle that men will be rewarded according to their actions (Job 34:10-15)
– Elihu said God’s judgment is just and fair (Job 34:16-20)
– Elihu pointed out that God knows everything (Job 34:21-30)
– Elihu pointed out that God is a God of justice (Job 34:31-33)
– Elihu wished Job’s sufferings were more so that he can become humble (Job 34:34-37)
Job 34 Summary
In Job 34:1-9, Elihu rebuked Job for justifying himself as righteous and then say God has been unfair by punishing him with many disasters. Elihu accused Job as someone who mingle with sinners.
In Job 34:10-15, Elihu reasoned that God will repay us according to our deeds. It is a general principle that we get what our actions deserve. There is no absolute principle that you will get a reward when you do something good and be punished when you do something bad.
In Job 34:16-20, Elihu said God is just and he is fair in his judgment, therefore Job should not complain and said God brought the wrong judgment on him.
In Job 34:21-30, Elihu pointed out that nothing can be hidden from God because he knows everything and that he will surely punished the sinners for their iniquities.
In Job 34:31-33, Elihu pointed out that everyone is a sinner so no one could say to God that he don’t deserve punishment. Elihu pointed out that God will not repay our sins according to our terms but based on his judgment because he is God.
In Job 34:34-37, Elihu said Job should suffer even more so that he may humble down himself and acknowledge his sins. As of now, it seemed that Job still has a lot of complaint against God.
Job 34 Bible Study
1. God knows everything
In Job 34:21-30, God knows everything. Nothing can be hidden from God. In 2 Chronicles 16:9, for the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars. In Proverbs 15:3, the eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. In Psalm 33:15, the eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. In Jeremiah 16:17, for mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
2. God is just
God is just and he always give fair judgment. Whatever problem you face, you cannot blame God but must always thank him no matter what. When problem occurs, you should trust in God and keep on praying until God see you through it. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. In Ephesians 5:20, giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.