Started by charityagape, August 22, 2008, 09:02:31 pm
Quote from: Pete on August 22, 2008, 10:47:29 pmIf I may go off-topic for a moment... Great post, Dids! That's why I invited you here! Let that light shine! Back to to the topic...
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on August 22, 2008, 11:20:26 pmFirst off... whatever you take away from it, realize that Jesus, and not Job, is the exact image and default concept about who and what the Father is to us. No matter what happened in Job, as Christians we look to Jesus as the author and finisher of our faith!
Quote from: charityagape on August 22, 2008, 11:11:21 pmYeah dids! So, Elihu, wasn't reprimanded, you think he was pretty much on target?
Quote from: Pete on August 22, 2008, 11:37:23 pmThis is and always has been something strong on my heart. If we try to understand God by looking at His attributes and how He handled other people throughout scripture, we will end up with a flawed view of who He is. We must start by seeing Jesus, who came to show us the express image of the Father! No man comes to the Father, but by Him! Jesus showed us the perfect image of the Father, and He did not fail!
Quote from: LittleRocketBoy on August 22, 2008, 11:45:17 pmI think much of What Elihu said was truth. He alludes to inspiration and imples that this is his source: Job 32: 8 But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding. I like what he said about Job, and this is often missed by many who read the book: Job 32: 2 Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. This is what I hear from many who try to use Job to justify their lack of faith and ascribe these sufferings to the absolute will, purpose, and plan of God for not only Job, but our lives also. they want to justify and legitimize their own spirituality and faith (or lack thereof). I use these word of Elihu as a perfect example of the operation of spiritual prophesy: Job 32: 18 For I am full of words; the spirit within me constraineth me. 19 Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; like new bottles it is ready to burst. 20 I will speak, that I may be refreshed; I will open my lips and answer. This is wonderful and exactly how it feels when I prophesy/teach. Elihu says concernig his own words: Job 33: 2 Behold now, I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. 3 My words shall utter the uprightness of my heart: and that which my lips know they shall speak sincerely. 4 The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty giveth me life. One might suggest that he is speaking presumpteously. I think not. If I recall, Elihu was not rebuked by God like Job's other three friends. Job 42: 7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. Job 42: 9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: and the LORD accepted Job. Elihu is not referred to in these rebukes.
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