Book of Job chapter 35 explained how Job’s friend Elihu continuing to argue that Job’s suffering is a result of his sin. Elihu argues that Job should seek God and repent, rather than questioning why he is suffering.
One of the main themes in this chapter is the idea that God is just and righteous, and that suffering is ultimately a result of our own actions. Elihu states, “But if you sin, what do you accomplish against him? And if your transgressions are multiplied, what do you do to him? If you are righteous, what do you give to him? Or what does he receive from your hand?” (Job 35:6-7). This passage suggests that our actions have consequences and that suffering is a result of our own wrongdoing.
Another theme that is present in this chapter is the idea of God’s transcendence. Elihu states, “He does not answer when men cry out because of the arrogance of the wicked” (Job 35:12). This passage suggests that God is not always directly involved in our suffering and that we may not always receive an answer to our questions or complaints.
The story in this chapter is a continuation of the debate between Job and his friends about the nature of suffering and God’s justice. Job has been suffering and questioning why God would allow such injustice to happen to him, while his friends argue that his suffering is a result of his own sin. Elihu, a new character in the story, interjects in the argument to remind them that God is just and righteous, and that suffering is ultimately a result of our own actions.
The teachings in this chapter emphasize the importance of repentance and seeking God in times of suffering. It also highlights the idea that God is just and righteous, and that suffering is ultimately a result of our own actions. It also reminds us that God is transcendent and that we may not always understand or receive answers to our questions.
In relation to the church today, this chapter serves as a reminder that suffering is not always the result of God’s punishment, but rather a consequence of our own actions. It also reminds us that God is just and righteous, and that we should seek him in times of suffering. And it reminds us that God is transcendent, and that our understanding of him may be limited. Therefore, it is important for us to approach our suffering with humility, seeking God’s guidance and wisdom, rather than questioning his justice.