Elihu was the youngest guy that sat with Job. He refrained from speaking out of respect for his elders. At the same time, his elders were really annoying him.
Elihu disliked what the friends said because they assumed Job was bad, but everyone knew Job was a good guy. Elihu was mad at Job though, because Job maintained his righteousness and was boggled as to the suffering.
Elihu’s answer is that they should leave these things to God as He is in control of all things.
God has no negative thing to say to Elihu. God told Job to be quiet, who are you, Job? God told the three friends they needed Job’s intercession to stay alive.
Nothing to Elihu. Why? Many think, myself included, it’s because Elihu was exactly right. He put God at the forefront, not Job nor the opinion of the friends.
What amazes me though, is that if Elihu was right in what he said, or at least not deserving of a rebuke, how did he get away with saying this?
“For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.”
That is some amazing stuff right there! I believe I have found my new life verse.