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Justifying Us

Hello, God has given me something in Job 32:2 which says,

“But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,(A) of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself(B) rather than God.(C)”

Elihu: Elihu was younger than the three friends. He waited to see what they would say to Job thinking that they would refute him. But, none of them had proved Job wrong. So, he got angry at the three friends and at Job because Job was justifying himself instead of God. I think he is going to talk to Job next. He was upset, but he thought that the three friends would be wise because they were older than he was, but they didn’t prove Job wrong, so he got angry. Job would hear Elihu. The young man would speak, he would talk to Job, and see if he could do any better than Job’s three “friends”. Poor Job. People are trying to prove him wrong, and he’s lost almost everything. Where is the compassion? Elihu is just angry, not compassionate, and Job had to argue with his “friends”. Job is just going to have to trust in God to help him through Elihu.

Christians: Christians have been saved from sins. We are no longer struggling to be freed. But unbelievers are still in need of a savior. If you are an unbeliever, then why don’t you see and come to the one who will save you from your sins? Why not see the best doctor in the world? His name is Jesus. Come to Him, and He will save you from your sins. He will rescue you from death in hell. So come to Him, and be saved from your pit of sins. Come to the savior. Jesus is mighty to save, so come to Him, and He will cleanse you. Come to the savior!

What to do: Here is one thing that we are to do as Christians: Come to Christ. Yes, Christians need to come to Christ. We still need His grace and His mercy every day. Without coming to Him, we could not get His new mercies, or His grace. So, let’s come to Christ, and He will give us grace. If we don’t, we may fall to sin. So, let’s always come to Him when we are in need, and just every day. The Israelites had to offer sacrifices every day to God, and for occasions. We need to come to Christ every day for grace, and on occasions where we need help.

God: God is so good. He is always there when we need help. He loves us so much, so let’s love Him. Let’s praise His holy name. Let’s praise Christ, and worship Him. Let’s fall down because He is holy. Give thanks with all of your heart. Let’s praise the one who saved us from sins. Thank You, Jesus! Let’s give our lives to Him, because He has given His life for us. He has given us His Holy-Spirit! Thank You, Jesus!

Application: How does Job 32:2 apply to us? Elihu was angry at Job because he had justified himself instead of God. We were sinful, and  wicked. We did not deserve to be justified. Then, why are we alive? Oh no! Actually, for believers the wrath of God is not coming. Why? Because Jesus died on the cross for us, and He justified us, and saved us. Now, we are children of God. He has saved us from our sins. He has justified us. We couldn’t justify ourselves, only Christ could justify us. He actually gave His own life to save us, and justify us.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Please help me to love You more and draw close to You. Please help me to rejoice in You. Please help me to walk and talk with You more. Please help me to be strong in You. Please help me run to You when I’m in trouble. Please help me not to be proud. Please help me to be more thankful. Thank You for blessing me. Thank You for justifying me. Thank You for loving me so much, and giving Your son for us. Thank You for cleaning me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Beginning verse, Job 32:2,

“But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite,(A) of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself(B) rather than God.(C)”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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