Humbly Listen

  1. Elihu says to Job. “Behold, I am toward God as you are; I too was pinched off from a piece of clay.”
  2. Elihu has humility even though he recognizes he has wisdom. He acknowledges that he, like all men, is but dust. And in that humility he looks to God. He says that both he and Job are “toward God.” Toward God is how my husband defines the idea of being godly.
  3. These are godly men. They look to God. Job lost a little of his humility in his pain, but he never stopped acknowledging God.
  4. There are more Messianic, Savior references in today’s chapter.
  5. “Deliver him from going down into the pit; I have found a ransom; then man prays to God, and he accepts him; he sees his face with a shout of joy, and he restores to man his righteousness. He sings before men and says: ‘I sinned and perverted what was right, and it was not repaid to me. He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit, and my life shall look upon the light.’”
  6. We have all sinned. God does not punish us according to our sin. Jesus paid our ransom and we are accepted by God, redeemed up from the pit, and brought into the light of His presence.
  7. There was one last verse I wanted to point out. “For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it.” This made me pray that I would perceive all the ways He is speaking to me!
  8. These men have all gained a lot of knowledge of God without Scriptures like we have. We do have the benefit of being able to read the Bible, but God does still speak. We need to recognize Him in all the details of our day. In pain, in interruptions, in the time on the clock 😊 He’s there.
  9. Verses: Job 33:6,18,24,26-28,14