Please read Job 32, Job 33, and Job 34 and then let’s visit! We are nearing the end of our time with Job!
It’s sad that his friends never reached a wise conclusion after all this talk – never found a true place of trust and compassion. They directed their conversation to Job when they should have been seeking God on Job’s behalf.
When Elihu finally speaks, his first words seem wise:
“I’m a young man,
and you are all old and experienced.
That’s why I kept quiet
and held back from joining the discussion.
I kept thinking, ‘Experience will tell.
The longer you live, the wiser you become.’
But I see I was wrong—it’s God’s Spirit in a person,
the breath of the Almighty One, that makes wise human insight possible” (32:6-8 MSG)
Experience may be a great teacher, but it isn’t the only teacher. We can’t always figure things out for ourselves – we need the Holy Spirit to enlighten us!