Dave Burnette's Commentary

Job Chapter 35

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Unknown, possibly Job, Moses, Solomon, and Elihu
Date Penned: (2000-1800 BC)
Overview: Faith in God's Sovereignty Through Trials (c 1-42)
Theme: A Young Man Answer Job (c 32-37)
Message: Elihu Speaks to Job (v 1-16)

Job 35 Commentary

(35:16) Elihu Speaks on God's Justice - Sometimes we may wonder if being faithful to our convictions really does any good at all. Elihu spoke to this very point. His conclusion was that God is still concerned about justice and with what happens in the world even though he doesn't intervene immediately in every situation. In the broad scope of time, God executes justice. We have his promise on that. Don't lose hope. Wait upon God. He notices your right living and your faith.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

A God of Justice

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the Book of Job with Chapter 35. In our text today we see Elihu continuing to address Job bringing up the point of God being a God of justice even though He does not intervene in our situations when we belive He should. IN making application we see that Just God is a God of Justice. He works on His timetable with His divine plan in mind. To us it doesn't seem fair but don't be mistaken the wicked will be judged but God's plan is that every sinner come to repentance and salvation. How about you? Do you wonder if God is a God of Justice? Let us learn from our text today and words of Elihu to remember that our Just God is a God of Justice. 


Job 35

Job 35

 1Elihu spake moreover, and said,

 2Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

 3For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?

 4I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

 5Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

 6If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him?

 7If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

 8Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

 9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.

 10But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

 11Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

 12There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men.

 13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

 14Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him.

 15But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:

 16Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.