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“May you and I seek the truth in every situation we encounter.” <>< Dona (07/16/20)

Please read Job 32 through 37.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com. The Biblegateway website should open for you to use. Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In Job 32 Elihu, a young man, was angry with Job’s three friends for being unable to give Job a reasonable answer for why he was suffering. 

Response

Oh! Wow Lord, Elihu became very angry with Job too (see verse 2).

Something to think about

Elihu spoke for six chapters (32-37). There was both truth and error in Elihu’s speech.

Something to experience

Becoming wise is an ongoing, lifelong pursuit.  Perhaps we shouldn’t be content just to know about wisdom, perhaps we should make it a part of our life work (see Job 32:7-9).  Our greatest test may be that we must trust God’s goodness even though we don’t understand why our lives are going in a certain way (see Job 33:14-23).  Although we might have lots of Bible knowledge and life experiences, we just might want to make sure our conclusions are consistent with all of God’s Word, not just parts of it (see Job 34:10-15).  We will never know enough to answer all of life’s questions.  We need to constantly go to God for insights into life’s troubles (see Job 36:26-33). We need to be ready to hear God’s message  – from the Bible; from the Holy Spirit within us; through circumstances and through others (see Job 37:2-24).

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In Job 37:22-24 Elihu came close to helping Job. He talked of faith in God.

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, Elihu came close to helping Job but then made a wrong turn.  It was at this point that God entered the conversation in chapter 38 (see tomorrow’s post).

Something to think about

Although we cannot always see it, God is governing the moral and political affairs in the world. 

Something to experience

When we spend time observing God’s creation we will be reminded of His power in every aspect of our lives.

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Prayer

Lord, all power belongs to You (Psalm 62:11 AMP).  Lord, I pray we will do all You’ve called us to do (Matthew 16:27 AMP).  Lord, I pray You will command Your lovingkindness toward us in the daytimes. I pray Your song will be with us at night (Psalm 42:8 AMP).  Lord, I pray Your eyes will be upon those of us who fear You (Matthew 10:28 AMP).  I pray we will indeed worship You with awe-inspired reverence and obedience as we hope in Your compassion and lovingkindness (Psalm 33:18 AMP).   Lord, I pray we will repent when we find sin in our heart and in our life so that we will not break fellowship with You (Psalm 66:18 AMP).  Lord, how great are Your works.  Your thoughts are beyond our understanding (Psalm 92:5 AMP). Lord, thank You for making everything beautiful and appropriate in its time.  Thank You for planting eternity in our heart (Ecclesiastes 3:11 AMP).   Thank You for being the same forever (Hebrews 1:12 AMP).  Lord, to You be honor, eternal power and dominion (I Timothy 6:16 AMP). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.

“May you and I thank God for His faithfulness to us.” <>< Dona