Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thursday, May 5th

Arrogance - an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions; see Elihu.

For the length of these two passages this is going to be a very short blog. I am going to admit something to you. I am sick of hearing Elihu talk. Catch that; I am sick of hearing him talk. “I” who still has my family, means of income and health intact. Can you imagine how Job feels as he sits broken and feeling abandoned by the God he loves?

Elihu is a relatively young man. The text mentions that as well as the fact that he has to wait for the other three to speak to Job. Have you ever worked somewhere and had some younger know-it-all either as a supervisor or as someone who just constantly seems to run on at the mouth? If you have then you are beginning to get a feel for these two chapters.

Elihu is arrogance personified. Take note of chapter 36 verse 4. “For truly my words are not false; one who is perfect in knowledge is with you.” Wow!!Two things that I think we can take home from Elihu’s speech; which will actually carry on in chapter 37. One, if we are not seeking the Lord in humility we could easily become a person like Elihu. No matter our age or life experience only God truly knows the heart of a man and we are to humble our hearts before His perfect knowledge at all times and in all situations. Two, Job doesn’t answer Elihu. Not to give too much away but the next person to speak after Elihu will be God himself. There’s a lesson there. Stick around, it’s one you don’t want to miss.

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