April 14, 2016: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Job 31-32
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Commentary: Chapter 31 concludes Job’s five-chapter speech. Job continues to claim his innocence, specifically denying several sins. Job’s speech, and swearing of its truthfulness, stuns his friends into silence. Elihu, the youngest of the friends and who had not yet spoken, finally rises to speak. As the youngest, Elihu was not expected to speak, but to sit by quietly. Elihu first apologizes for speaking, but then claims that he is divinely inspired.
Focus Verses: 32:6-9 Elihu respected the other men, allowing them to speak without interruption before him, as they were older and wiser. Do age and wisdom correlate? How so? Should you follow Elihu’s example? What have you learned from this passage?