“Then Eliphaz the Temanite replied: Does a wise man answer with empty counsel or fill himself with the hot east wind? Should he argue with useless talk or with words that serve no good purpose? But you even undermine the fear of God and hinder meditation before Him.
Your own mouth condemns you, not I; your own lips testify against you. Were you the first person ever born, or were you brought forth before the hills?
Do you listen in on the council of God, or have a monopoly on wisdom? What do you know that we don’t? What do you understand that is not clear to us? Both the gray-haired and the elderly are with us, men older than your father.
Are God’s consolations not enough for you, even the words that deal gently with you? Why has your heart misled you, and why do your eyes flash as you turn your anger against God and allow such words to leave your mouth?
What is man, that he should be pure, or one born of woman, that he should be righteous?”
Job 15:1-4, 6-14 HCSB
Let wisdom be defined by You Father; measured as You see fit; for no book can make one wise, knowledgable yes, but wisdom is not likely gained through reading—since the words in the book are written, outlined and defined by the limited human.
I seek to have the necessary exposure to build me up to where You want me, not just where I want to go—to live the life that You seek, not the limited existence that I yearn for. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.
Rather than argue exhaustively with someone about God and their relationship with Him, why not pray that He expands their senses to be more receptive of Him, and helps them to understand that in human form they will never understand. Our role is to serve and reflect Him, not be served by Him.
The tangible gifts that we receive are temporal. It’s the intangibles that we will forever possess here and in the next level of existence, whether you call it heaven or something else. When your cup runneth over, you’re to pour it and share with others until it runs empty. Many of us sprinkle here and there, fearful of it ever being empty. We fail miserably to live fully.
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