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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Let Wisdom Speak

“Those [who are] abundant in years may not [always] be wise, Nor may the elders [always] understand justice.” Job 32:9 AMP

Song of The Day

Watch and listen to “Wisdom” by The School of Life.

Bible Basis

June Book Read From Read To Devotional
22nd Job Chapter 30 Chapter 33 Let Wisdom Speak

Memory Verse

“Those [who are] abundant in years may not [always] be wise, Nor may the elders [always] understand justice.” Job 32:9 AMP

Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Elihu. The son of Barachel the Buzite, who spoke to Job with indignation.
Job. God’s faithful servant. “Job is presented as a good and prosperous family man who is beset by Satan with God’s permission with horrendous disasters that take away all that he holds dear, including his offspring, his health, and his property. He struggles to understand his situation and begins a search for the answers to his difficulties.”

Today’s Devotional Reading:  Job 30 – 33

Job 30 Amplified Version (AMP)
Job 31 Amplified Version (AMP)
Job 32 Amplified Version (AMP)
Job 33 Amplified Version (AMP)

Elihu,  the son of Barachel the Buzite, says that because he is younger than Job’s friends, he allowed all of them to speak first. Now Elihu claims to speak on God’s behalf. “He did speak so well to this matter that Job made no reply to him, and God gave him no rebuke when he checked both Job himself and his other three friends” (Matthew Henry Commentary).

Reflection

Wisdom is not equal to years of life. In today’s reading, Elihu – in wisdom beyond his years, rebukes Job and his friends for how they have spoken thus far. Eluhu says that he waited to hear words of wisdom from Job’s friends but did not find it in any of their speeches.

In the Bible, wisdom is defined as a spirit (Exodus 23:8, Deuteronomy 34:9) given from God (I Kings 4:29) that imparts understanding and urges one to keep God’s statutes and commandments. It comes upon one’s person and overrides other personal judgments. It is yours for the asking.

If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 AMP

Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived. His wisdom was from God. It was also given to him when he was a child. God is not concerned with your age, as something to bar you from His gifts and employs. If you meet the conditions, you can be full of wisdom.

One of my aunts was just two years old when she professed the desire to receive salvation. She was told by her elders that she did not truly know what that meant because she was (they thought) too young to understand it. Therefore, they also denied her the privilege of being baptised. She suddenly became deathly ill.

The doctors said there was no explanation for her worsening sickness. They gave up. She laid dying in the hospital when her father, a minister, left the hospital to meet other parishioners to pray in concert on behalf of my aunt, that she might overcome and be healed of her illness. After hours of prayer, my aunt’s father (my grandfather) said to God, move me out of the way (basically, if the little girl wants to accept Christ and be baptised, I will not prevent her). My grandmother witnessed to him that at that very hour, my aunt became well once again.

Who is the Solomon in your life?


References

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