chronological day 28 :)

Please read Job 32, Job 33, and Job 34 and then let’s visit!  We are nearing the end of our time with Job!

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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!

One thought on “chronological day 28 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    Job seems to have a loyal following with his three friends who try to lift him up, try being the true words here. Then we now her from Elihu, also has good intention but towards the end of his speech has beaten Job down with words. What stood out to me reading these chapters was Job
    34:3 “the ears test the words they hear just as the mouth distinguishes between foods”. This is a very true comment. If we put food in our mouth that is sour or tasteless we will not want to keep eating it. But if we taste something that is sweet on the tongue we will want more. Same with words that are harsh or comforting.
    Today’s takeaway: Becafeful how we come across, we don’t have the answer to all questions so if you have to help someone then just be there. That alone could be enough. But if you speak make sure your words are sweet.

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