When God finally speaks to Job he never explains himself. Elihu prepares Job for this inevitability by pointing out how unlike man God really is. Man might deal with others unjustly but God never does. Two of the arguments Elihu uses are God’s supreme incorruptibility and God’s perfect knowledge. Man might be bought. People might favor the wealthy and extend privileges to the powerful, but God is not impressed. Elihu asserts that God “shows no partiality to princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?”

God’s perfect knowledge is another proof Elihu uses to illustrate God’s unimpeachable justice. Answering Job’s claim that God owes him a hearing, Elihu points out that there is no evidence or understanding that God lacks. Elihu argues that God always knows all there is to know about every man. In verse 21 he says, “For his eyes are on the ways of a man, and he sees all his steps.” Job can’t add anything to what God knows or understands.

If judgment is based on perfect knowledge, no more deliberation is necessary. Man struggles with finding all the facts, all the evidence, all the truth, but not God. Verse 24 says, “He shatters the mighty without investigation…” All this is presented to Job so that he will let go of his case against God and simply trust Him.

We all need to realize the truths of Elihu’s arguments and leave it to Him. We should ask ourselves; do I trust God with my future? Is his will part of my decision making?
Do I trust God with my interests even when I seem to be receiving an unfair settlement? How often do I consciously reaffirm my trust in God’s promises? How have I demonstrated my continued trust in God during those times when I have been required to wait?

“I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.” (Job 42:5)