Job - June 5, 1994

Job 32‑37  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
All the time that Job’s three friends were talking to him and trying to help him, another person was sitting with that group and hearing what they said. This person’s name was Elihu and he was a very young man. Because he was younger than the others, Elihu did a very good thing. Out of respect for their age, he waited until Job and his three friends had finished talking. Then when they were done, he began to speak.
But Elihu was in communion with God. (“Communion” means “fellowship”; Elihu valued what God valued.) Though he was young, he knew what the problem with Job was, and he was angry with Job’s three friends because they had not been able to help Job.
As Elihu begins to speak, the wisdom of his words caused all the rest to listen carefully to what he said. Elihu told Job that he had been so busy justifying himself that he had not learned what God was seeking to tell him. God was infinitely greater than Job, and Job had no right to justify himself before God.
Before we go further in our journey, we will rest while you look for these verses:
1. If we do what the Lord Jesus commands us, He will call us His ____________ . John 15:___
2. When Paul ____________ of the love and faith that Philemon showed towards other believers, he was encouraged. Philemon 11Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlaborer, (Philemon 1):___
3. Believers are not to have ____________ (common thoughts and desires) with the bad things that unbelievers do in the world. Ephesians 5:___
4. When Joseph’s brethren found out he was a ruler in Egypt, they were frightened of him. But Joseph told them not to be ____________ or grieved because of what they had done. Genesis 45:___
5. God told His people, the Israelites, that they were to live in an honest way, because God would not ____________ the wicked. Exodus 23:___