Job Chapter 32

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Job 32

1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

When Elihu saw that there was no answer in the mouth of these three men, then his wrath was kindled.

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said, I am young, and ye are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not shew you mine opinion.

I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will shew mine opinion.

11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

12 Yea, I attended unto you, and, behold, there was none of you that convinced Job, or that answered his words:

13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

14 Now he hath not directed his words against me: neither will I answer him with your speeches.

15 They were amazed, they answered no more: they left off speaking.

16 When I had waited, (for they spake not, but stood still, and answered no more;)

17 I said, I will answer also my part, I also will shew mine opinion.

18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.

20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed: I will open my lips and answer.

21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

23 thoughts on “Job Chapter 32

  1. v8 But there is a spirit in man and inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding
    v18 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

    v19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent ; it is ready to burst like new bottles.
    v20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed:I will open my lips and answer.

    We have been renewed in the spirit of our minds and transformed by the renewing of our minds.

    Elihu was full of words.As was Jeremiah 20:9
    ” But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones.”

    If we want to be refreshed be filled with HIS SPIRIT and HIS WORD.

    Proverbs 30:5 says, ” Every word of GOD is pure.”

    I just want to thank GOD for the commitment of the POFW. It’s a church that witnesses, preaches truth,prays, teaches, and disciples others that they too might be saved.

    As we celebrate this weekend we will be building GOD’S KINGDOM through soul winning. This city is in great need of reconciliation .
    2 COR.5:19″ And has committed unto us the word of reconciliation ”

    Matt.24:14 ” And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

    Souls are depending on us!

  2. I AM HAVING A GREAT DAY!!!!

    Everyone think they need to put their 2 cents in. Now here it comes, wet behind the ears kid is going to tell them what to do. I wonder what was Job thinking in that moment “what wisdom can come from this youngster?” There are 2 things this young man said that I liked:

    4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

    I wish our young people will learn from verse 4 for they think they know everything, they should always wait for the elders at least out of respect.

    21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.

    22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

    I am not sweet talking anyone if I am given a chance to speak I might as well speak BOLDLY and honestly. A lot of young people fall by peer pressure I pray the HOLY GHOST give them a boldness to share the word of God and the Truth of His Baptism with EVERYONE they know. I pray they declare God’s Truth Boldly to the world.

  3. ILove to eat breakfast with Jesus

    God Gives Great Guidance

    8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

    Understanding comes from God by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.

    Everyday we soon wake up and pray for understanding that comes being inspired by the Holy Ghost.

    – Main Entry: in·spi·ra·tion
    Pronunciation: \ˌin(t)-spə-ˈrā-shən, -(ˌ)spi-\
    Function: noun
    Date: 14th century
    1 a : a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation b : the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions c : the act of influencing or suggesting opinions
    2 : the act of drawing in; specifically : the drawing of air into the lungs
    3 a : the quality or state of being inspired b : something that is inspired
    4 : an inspiring agent or influence
    — in·spi·ra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
    — in·spi·ra·tion·al·ly adverb

  4. Awesome!! “Great men are not always wise.”

    I have asked for and received (sometimes unsolicited) advice from elders most of my life. I have received some good, some bad and some joyful, some hurtful and some sad advice throughout the years. Sometimes, I had the notion, that maybe this person did not have “my” best interest in mind when speaking to me. Due to these encounters, I have learned who I allow to speak into my life and who I allow to speak their mind; out of respect, but not speak into my life.

    Elvis Presley – “Wise men say, only fools rush in…”
    William Shakespeare – “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

    I saved the best and appropriate for where we find ourselves today for last…
    Thomas Jefferson – “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”
    Amen!

  5. The introduction of Elihu’s opinion is profound. It speaks of great respect, reverence, and admiration.

    Elihu knows how important, and worthy of honor Elders are.

    The church should echo this by giving double honor. I am grateful for those who speak into our lives.

    Our Elders can speak with experience, wisdom, and knowledge of a walk with God. Their insight is free from the luster of the world’s flashing lights and entertainment.

    The greatest men and women of God are not those who forge the trail on their own as celebrities. Rather, the greatest are those who serve, and sit at the feet of the Elders.

    These extend the hand to take the baton and keep running the race picking up where they left off.

    I pray for the mantle of the man of God. Until then Ill serve, and learn from him, and help his vision and dreams to come true.

  6. Elihu showed respect to the elder, allowing them to have their say. However, age doesn’t always mean they have wisdom. God can give anyone the wisdom to speak his will.

  7. God gives wisdom. God gives mercy. God gives the order for testing and God gives the order for increase. His friends found no answer to their accusations because God had given the order for a test. Elihu comes in with wisdom especially for a young man. He speaks more spence into the situation than his elders. Not because of any other reason than God gives all knowledge and wisdom. Look at Solomon. He prayed his wisdom in. Let us seek and pray for the knowledge and wisdom of Jesus

  8. 9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

    Elihu was a smart young man for regardless of how he felt about their advice he did not interupt them. There was a great level of respect for authority that he yeilded for his elders.
    Let us understand thay God gives understanding to us all and it takes a wise person to apply the principles of His Word to their life. In doing so there is a wisdom that God can grant to those he choose it doesnt matter how old you are

    James 1:19 talks about being quick to listen and slow to speak you can always tell the heart of a man when in all things they apply this verse not only to the elder generation but also sometimes with their peers.

  9. This chapter illustrates honor. Elihu showed respect by refraining himself and allowing the others to speak while he listened. It is honorable to listen to one another and wise to think before speaking, nonetheless; “let God be true, but every man a liar”. May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  10. When Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar had nothing more to say, Elihu became the fourth person to speak to Job. Apparently he was a bystander and much younger thatn the others, but he introduced a new viewpoint. While Job’s three friends said he was suffering from some past sins, Elihu said Job’s suffering would not go away until he realized his present sin. He maintained that Job wasn’t suffering because of sin, he was dinning because of suffering. Elihu pointed out that Job’s attitude had become arrogant as he tried to defend his innocence. Elihu also said that suffering is not meant to punish us as much as it is meant to correct and restore us, to keep us on the right path.

  11. R E S P E C T

    4 Now Elihu had waited till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.

    This principal I learned with a belt!

    As a child I was taught that I could learn more with my mouth closed. Then when the opportunity was givin I could share what I learned from listening to my elders.

    I know now this is a biblical principal!

    I pray for the upcoming generations to learn and understand this principal. As Elihu has stated GOD speaks to everyone! Thank you JESUS! The lesson is this.

    Patiently wait on the opportunity to share what GOD has given you.

    If GOD gave you a word I assure you, he will also make opportunity for you to share HIS word, to make HIM look not and you (me).

    This young observer concluded that:

    1. Job was self righteous .
    2. His friends were clueless about the situation.

    It is amazing how much a person can gain from being an observer and waiting for the GoOD time to speak.

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  12. 7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
    8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
    9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.

    Age Before Beauty???

    Elihu, a young preacher, has sat quietly and listened to the accusations and the defending statements back and forth, and is finally fed up. While the common thought is that the elders will have more wisdom than the younger guys, that is not always the case. Sometimes our elders have lived a sheltered life, or the general knowledge of the word is there, but there is no pratical application to the word in their life. When a man is able to put pratical application of the word to work in his life, he is able to display true understanding and wisdom. And sometimes there is the Holy Ghost.The Holy Ghost can move on a small child just as well as an elderly adult, with just as much power and authority as with the adult. When this happens it is up to us to have our hearts and attitudes in their proper places and be willing to recieve the word that is spoken.

    All too often we allow our own lives to dictate how God is moving, and we refuse to allow God to be God. His word is clear. His word is true. Our lives are a test, and depending on our states of mind, and our attitudes we might not really see the truth of what is happening to us in our own lives. God might be trying to place us someplace, and while he is trying to move us, we are dragging our heals in the ground, kicking and fighting all the while. we need to be sensitive4 to what God has planned for us. If we cannot back up what our “version” of the truth is, in our lives, with the word, we might be wise to back up and try to read and find out what the word has to say about it.

  13. God can use the young and elder alike to speak into someones life. However whoever speaks something into your life young or elder have them back it up with the bible. Have to be careful that when someone is telling us “GOD SAID” that it is the real thing. If that person can’t prove it with bible back away cause I feel that it is not “GOD SAID”.

    21 And I’m going to say it straight – the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. 22 I was never any good at bootlicking; my Maker would make short work of me if I started in now! MSG

    I like the message version of these verses it can’t say any plainer. Just tell the truth whole truth and nothing but the truth. I have lost friends/family cause I have been honest with them and didn’t say what they wanted to hear. We have to be careful how we talk and tell people things. If by telling someone the whole truth causes you a friend then I would say that wasn’t a true friend. I want a honest friend that when I am slipping to come to me and tell me and put me on the right track. What about you?

  14. V.22 For I know not to give flattery titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
    Psalm 12:2-3 KJV

    They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Please speak as you are led by the Holy Ghost, speak only what is true!! Otherwise don’t waste my time, or any one else’s time.

  15. 11 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say.

    As the church, Paul tells us to be “beyond reproach”. Here we see that Job and his friends are not. In the New Testiment we are encouraged to go to are elders with a humble heart and humble spirit when we have a difference in our views.

    It was explained to me several years ago that if I needed to try to correct an elder then i needed to do it privately, and humbly. Well, one evening I was at a service and herad a minister using slangs over the pulpit. After service I caught him and reminded him that Paul tells us to be beyond reproach. After that I told him of how I was nearly expelled from high school because I had used the very same words that he had, though I too was unaware that those words were slangs. I told him that I had the up-most confidence that he was not trying to offend someone, and that he might keep it in mind that they were considered to be improper terms to be using if he were trying to win souls for the kingdom, because if he had someone who it offended in the congergation, then he would have a hard time telling them anything else after they heard that. He thanked me, and appologised for using them, confirming that he too was ignorant to the fact that they were considered to be rough language.

    Though I did all with a humble spirit and heart. Though we spoke privately. I was still wrong. I didn’t blast him on facebook. I didn’t go and tell everyone around me. But I made two mistakes. One was I lied when he appologized for offending me, and I told him he hadn’t, (out of pride, and not wanting to hurt him). The second mistake was when I left the service and someone asked what we had spoke about, I told her. When we go to the man of God and speak to him about something, we must excercise much restraint as to what we say to others about that conversation. We must protect our man of God.

    Elihu allowed the others to speak first. He allowed them to say their piece before he ever spoke up. He stayed humble. He didn’t cause a scene. Elihu let the Holy Spirit lead him in what he said. There are several thing we can glean from this example:Don’t be afraid to go to the man of God and speak about your convictions with him. Don’t be afraid to discuss stances with him. But don’t go with a proud spirit. Don’t go without a pure heart. Go in humility, and with much prayer, and with an openness to being taught.

  16. Shut them up

    1 So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

    Job had to encourage himself in The Lord because his “friends” only wanted to tear him down. He was able to quiet them with his reassurances of his nonfault. He was able to shut up the enemy who was speaking through those around him with his testimony. We need to testify of God’s greatness and the things we have done to fulfill God’s will. Shut them up! Testify! Have a GREAT DAY!

    I’m having a GREAT DAY!

  17. Vs 7-8

    Need wisdom?

    James 1:5 NLT

    If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

    Proverbs 2:2-6, 10 NLT

    Tune your ears to wisdom,
    and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight,
    and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver;
    seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD,
    and you will gain knowledge of God. For the LORD grants wisdom!
    From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will fill you with joy.

    “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.”

    Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)

    I Am having a great day!

  18. Waiting For The Light

    3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

    Sometimes you just have to wait a while for the truth to come out. Sometimes you have to wait for God to turn the light on before you can catch what’s really happening. Jumping to conclusions can land you in a mess of trouble; why go from the pain of a dark situation on to self-induced pain when you could have just waited through the pain of the darkness you were going to experience either way and come out instead to light and gladness and joy and honor?

    He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. (Proverbs 18:13 KJV)

    A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. (Proverbs 22:3 KJV)

    The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honour. And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king’s commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them. (Esther 8:16, 17 KJV)

  19. 21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man’s person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man.
    22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.

    When man gives you a title , it will pass away with all things. But if Gid gives you a name it will be forever. When God honours you everyone will know, but if man honours you only those the hear of it will know. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Allow God to use you.

  20. Elihu has been listening from the wings to the various arguments between Job and the other friends, apparently bursting to put his two cents’ worth but restrained from doing so by cultural morale. Not only was it considered disrespectful for young people to speak before their elders have had their say, but a young persons wisdom was considers deficient. Elihu doesnt see it that way, of course, in fact he, like others believes he speaks with divine inspiration (Job 32:8; 36:2-3). Elihu’s lengthy speech does introduce important truths Job’s other friends miss, especially the possibility of a gracious God using suffering to chasten an restore rather than to punish. But the young man’s bombastic sytle and uniformed conclusions reveal that his wisdom is mostly in his own eyes.

  21. This chapter spoke to me about waiting, learning and then speaking. Many times, we want to jump the gun and speak out; instead, of waiting for an answer from God.

  22. it happens all the time.
    James 5:9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

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