Day 12

Day 12 Reading – Chapters Job Chapters 32-34

  Then Elihu said: “Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.   Job 34:1-4 NIV

Elihu is the final person to speak to Job. He has waited his turn while everyone else spoke. He now speaks as moderator. He has heard the other men’s arguments. They all insisted that they were wise.

If they really were wise, then they should be ready to listen to other opinions as well.

When they hear Elihu’s opinions, they should think about his words.

Then they can decide what is right. But will they?

Is anyone really listening anymore?

We not only need people to act as moderators, but we need moderators in our life.

We need people to be wise enough to listen to others’s wise counsel.

We need to be able to listen to the counsel of others.

Who said there was a monolopy on wisdom?

Who said we were the only wise ones?

 

Day  13 Reading – Job Chapters 35-37

 

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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