Job 5

“As for me, I would seek God …” (8). Eliphaz urged Job to seek God, thinking that Job was surely being disciplined for sin (v17-18). Like everyone else, Eliphaz believed that those who followed God would be free from trouble (v19-20); therefore, Job’s disasters were evidence of Job’s own mistakes. However, Eliphaz was missing a huge part of the equation: the hidden context in which God had already declared His approval for his faithful friend, Job (ch 1). Job’s troubles were certainly not the result of personal sin.

“God …who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things …” (v9). God’s “unsearchable” things include using the difficult events of our lives to draw us closer to Him.