1/12/2018 Job Chapter 32-34

Well, in Chapter 32 we see the entry of the “young whipper-snapper” on the scene, Elihu.  Like Jpb’s other friends his “theology” is wrong in saying that Job is being punished for being sinful. But he does state soundly a warning that I think I need to hear in Chapter 32:9 “It is not only the old who are wise, nor only the aged who understand what is right.

The meaning to me is that we must never “rest” on our own wisdom and be open to the counsel of others, always weighing the advice vs. the Word of God.

2 comments

  • Artie Shaffer

    I have often thought about Elihu’s comment.
    “For God does speak—now one way, now another— though no one perceives it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on people as they slumber in their beds, he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, to turn them from wrongdoing and keep them from pride, to preserve them from the pit, their lives from perishing by the sword.”
    ‭‭Job‬ ‭33:14-18‬ ‭NIV‬‬
    I believe if I align myself with God and quite my spirit that God does speak in many different ways and over the years I have tried to listen. Yet Elihu notes that God does that even when we sin to wake us up from the destructive path we are traveling, we see that a number of times in scripture. God does truly love us!

  • missliz

    I also believe that God does try to speak to us in many different ways if we are quiet enough to hear Him.

    As far as wisdom is concerned, if we are in relationship with God and we ask for his Spirit to teach us God will provide regardless of age. I do believe it is a growing, maturing process.

    I did like Elihu’s instruction on the art of conversation, a lesson I could certainly use. Elihu listened intently and thoughtfully without interruption. He processed what he was hearing and planned his response. Too bad his reasoning was faulty, ends up, while he praises God the rest of the conversation is all about him.

    No comfort for Job there!

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