Daily D – Job 36:1-4
Job 36:1-4 Elihu continued speaking: “Let me go on, and I will show you the truth. For I have not finished defending God! I will present profound arguments for the righteousness of my Creator. I am telling you nothing but the truth, for I am a man of great knowledge.” (NLT)
If someone has to convince you how intelligent or spiritual, or both, he is, maybe he’s not as accomplished as he thinks he is. Take care around powerful egos. They can be explosive.
This is a good reminder today as the auxiliary meetings related to the Southern Baptist Convention begin here in New Orleans. It is helpful as I observe the goings on. It is also helpful in shaping what I choose to think, respond, and say.
Since I slept through my alarm, I will count my lessons learned and prepare for the day. Elihu will be my guide for what not to do or say.
I will listen far more than I speak, and I will pray far more than I argue.
Our Father, thank you for Elihu’s role model regarding what not to do. Give me ears to hear what you say to me today. Give me a willing and obedient heart to do what you ask. Amen.
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Jonah 4:2, 3 So he complained to the Lord about it: “Didn’t I say before I left home that you would do this, Lord? That is why I ran away to Tarshish! I knew that you are a merciful and compassionate God, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. You are eager to turn back from destroying people. Just kill me now, Lord! I’d rather be dead than alive if what I predicted will not happen.”
Joel 2:12, 13 That is why the Lord says, “Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.”
Hosea 14:8, 9 “O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall.”