Elihu finishes and God begins. This response from God is awesome.
Elihu begins sharing his wisdom with Job and his friends.
Job now talks about his present misery and contrasts it with the past. Then he vindicates himself once more before speaking his final piece. At this point, a young man named Elihu, who has heretofore remained silent, in deference to the older men, speaks up. He’s frustrated with the elder men, and feels as if he has something important to say.
Domestic abuse is a huge problem. The statistics I read recently said that somewhere between nearly 1 million and 3 million women in the United States are victims of some kind of abuse each year. Chances are good that you know someone who has been abused by a spouse or partner.
One way to help is to be educated. Knowing the signs of abuse might just make the difference in a loved one’s life. It just might mean that you are moved into action…to encourage the victim to make the appropriate changes.
You’re going to learn another way that you might help on today’s show. I’m going to be talking to Claudia Harsh, spokes person for the 4th Annual One Voice Domestic Violence Community Awareness Walk, which will take place on Sunday, September 9th, in Cincinnati. It doesn’t matter if you are not in Ohio. You can still help. Listen to find out how.
Daniel Johnson, Jr.’s podcast Journey Inside My Mind
Ephesians 5:25 – 28 (TMSG) 25Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church–a love marked by giving, not getting. 26Christ’s love makes the church whole. His words evoke her beauty. Everything he does and says is designed to bring the best out of her, 27dressing her in dazzling white silk, radiant with holiness. 28And that is how husbands ought to love their wives.
Job restates his innocence, talks about wisdom and where it can and cannot be found, and remembers what his life used to be like.
Job and his “friends” continue the dialog.
Job answers Bildad and asserts that he will be vindicated. Then Zophar speaks again, and is answered again by Job. Then Job points out how wrong his friends are.
Eliphaz takes another run at Job, Job replies to him and then addresses God again. Then Bildad jumps in again.
Job answers Zophar and presents his case to God.
Job replies to his friend Bildad, asks God for relief, and receives more “advice” from Zophar.