September 17, 2018: Day 37- Job 37

This is the end of the conversation, or the monologue of Elihu and it is also the end of anyone speaking besides God, who comes next, and Job, who will come again a bit later.  Elihu finishes this part by proclaiming the presence of God in nature serves to remind us that God is God, and we are not.  God has created, God has put the heavens in their place.  God has made  the animals to live and to roam upon the earth.  The phrase that should give us pause is seen in vs.14: “Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.”  

We find in vs.23 a statement that reminds me of Karl Barth who called God: “Totally other.”  God is totally other.  Wait, I mean, God is totally other, while at the same time Jesus came upon this earth as one of us.  God may be totally other, but at the same time God is with us, Emmanuel.  Let’s be clear, we are not God, but God did take the form of a slave.   Read Philippians 2:7 and remember that God chose to become one of us in every way, except he was without sin.  It is also an inspiring voice.  For some reason this song is in my head.

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