Elihu Preaches Ransom And Repentance

This is my Sunday morning from November 9th, and it deals with a fascinating section of Elihu’s lecture to Job.  While advising that men are raised up from affliction by turning to God in true humility and faith, Elihu makes two remarkable statements about ransom and repentance.  He speaks of God sending a messenger to show unto men His uprightness, and that He finds out for them a ransom who delivers them from going down to the pit.  Later, he also says that a man who confesses that he has sinned and perverted that which was right, and it profited him not, will likewise be delivered from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.  Ransom and repentance are two essential parts of the Gospel, and this passage shows that they were truths understood by the ancient saints.