God controls human life (Job 34:16-34:20)

“If you have understanding,

Hear this!

Listen to what I say!

Shall one who hates justice govern?

Will you condemn one who is righteous and mighty?

Who says to a king?

‘You are a scoundrel!’

Who says to princes?

‘You are wicked men!’

Who shows no partiality to nobles?

Who does not regard the rich more than the poor?

They are all the work of his hands.

In a moment they die.

At midnight the people are shaken.

They pass away.

The mighty are taken away by no human hand.”

Once again, Elihu wanted them to listen to him. He kept reminding them to listen to him. Unjust people do not govern. We respect kings and princes because they are righteous and mighty. Don’t we treat the rich better than the poor? However, all of them are the work of God’s hands. In a moment they die. At midnight their time is up. They pass away but not through human hands.