April 19, 2018: 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:  32:6-14  Why did Elihu wait to speak?  Should this still be reflected today?  Do you listen to your elders?