SUMMARY: Also angry
OVERVIEW: Elihu, the youngest of the group, respectfully waited for his turn to speak. He is angry at Job for justifying himself and mad at Job’s friends for not proving Job wrong.
BIG IDEA: Wisdom comes from God, not from old age.
KEY VERSE: Job 32:8 (Elihu to Job and friends)
But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I have given you the Holy Spirit. I have given you eyes to see and ears to hear. Stand up and defend those who need it. Do not wait for others that you think might be more experienced or better equipped. Do the right thing when I prompt you. But do so with kindness and love. Help others know I love them and have a place for them.
Don’t determine another’s destiny. I can turn even the hardest heart towards me. Love and serve each person I bring to you for I am doing more in the world than you know. Follow me when I lead because when you don’t, you are liable to grow bitter and angry. And when you finally do what I ask, you may respond in an emotionally unhealthy way and do more harm than good. Seek me, ask to be filled with the Spirit, and obey my instruction.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young or inexperienced. Boldly and lovingly—yet humbly—speak truth to those who need to hear it.