The Appearance of a Spirit

As Eliphaz sought to refute Job by appealing to what he believed was a spirit approaching him with a message (Job 4:12-16), and Eliphaz tells of his own reaction to such a sight.
Then he reported that this spirit said man cannot be more righteous than God (Job 4:17-21), with the obvious point being that Job was wrong in wanting to die and that God knew what He was doing.
Did Eliphaz see and hear a spirit from God? If Eliphaz did, was the message necessarily for Job? If it was, did Eliphaz interpret it correctly?
These are questions that I cannot answer, but whenever someone makes a claim like Eliphaz, always be sure to compare to it what the Bible itself reveals.

Share your thoughts: