“So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. Then Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, burned with anger. He burned with anger at Job because he justified himself rather than God. He burned with anger also at Job’s three friends because they had found no answer, although they had declared Job to be in the wrong. Now Elihu had waited to speak to Job because they were older than he.”
- Elihu’s anger would likely burn against us also because we often we try to justify our wrong actions. The one who is slow to speak, generally has the greatest discernment. He did not react and answer quickly, but rather thought through what he had to say and spoke truth into the lives of these four men.
James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”
Dear Lord, forgive us when we try to justify ourselves instead of trusting in Your sovereignty.