Elihu continues his defense of God. He addresses God’s greatness and righteousness. He speaks on God’s response to the righteous and His judgment on the wicked. This section could be misconstrued because we see that Elihu implies that God makes the righteous prosper and exalts them. Out of context, one may believe that if one is a follower of God, they will be wealthy and without issue. This is possibly a hint to how Job felt, that he is being punished without merit, implying that God in wrong in how He deals with creation. So, in verse 16 and following, Elihu points Job towards God and away from the trials. He is good to warn that one cannot get closer to God with their wealth. All of this really to say that God is all powerful and all knowing. Elihu is also sure to remind Job that God is not easily understood. We can learn a lot from this chapter. We know that the Lord is good, and we must never try an place ourselves above Him. We cannot believe that we are better than we are, yet we must humble ourselves before Him. Remember today that God is good.