You must be in fellowship prior to your Bible study, so that the spiritual information you receive can become a source, of blessing to your soul and produce spiritual growth.
2 Suffer [kathar] me a little [ze`eyr], and I will shew [chavah]
thee that I have yet to speak [millah] on God's
3 I will fetch [nasa'] my knowledge
[dea`] from afar [rachowq], and will ascribe [nathan]
righteousness [tsedeq] to my Maker [pa`al].
4 For truly ['omnam] my words [millah] shall not be false [sheqer]:
he that is perfect [tamiym] in knowledge [de`ah] is with thee. KJV-Interlinear
2 'Wait for me a little, and I
will show you That there is yet more to be said in God's behalf. 3 'I will fetch my knowledge from afar, And I
will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. 4
'For truly my words are not false; One
who is perfect in knowledge is with you. NASB
Wait for a little while. Wait with patience. Listening and learning and understanding
requires patience and poise and time.
Without it, nothing can be accomplished within the soul of any
For most folks around this country and world, patience
and the willingness to listen and learn is far lacking in their character.
God has many things to teach. In fact, God has an
infinite quantity of things to teach.
We know that any object which we can see, is made up
is smaller objects, and those smaller objects are made up of even smaller
objects and then we are into the atomic and sub-atomic and into electrons, and
the nature of any object becomes more and more complex while remaining
So too, the Bible is like any ordinary object. We can read the Bible once and twice and
three times and again and again, and we learn new things each time we go
through it. The Bible has probably so
much information within it, that we can never know all that it reveals, even
though it is right before our eyes all of the time.
The Bible has its words, and those words have their
context, and they have their various syntax and punctuation, and tenses and
states of each word. We could study the
Bible forever and never gain all of the information contained within it.
And Elihu reveals here that God has much information
from life, from antiquity, from the many cultures and nations in the world,
from the stars in the night sky to the nature of any given storm, to things we
have yet to discover. God has so much information, that we cannot possibly
discover it all in a thousand lifetimes.
Recall Jobs words from our earlier study, that Gods
wisdom is so vast that we can see only the pinpoint top of the iceberg. And Gods iceberg of wisdom stretches across vast
But God gives us all time. And with that time we either invest well and
learn, or we do not.
God gave us all, three capital assets with which to
invest during our life - time, doctrine and volition. We can be the good and faithful servant and
invest wisely, or we can squander that which has been given to us, and end up
with nothing to show for our life's efforts.
Gods words are never false, nor exaggerated, nor
difficult to learn. Everything in life
is simple when you really examine them.
And Elihu is going to use examples of Gods power, Gods
planning, Gods many wise years of existence (the number of which we can never
know), and so forth, in order to teach us all that God is pretty smart and the
smart person is the one who listens to another who is smarter, in order to
learn and orient to life.
God is so smart, that to begin with, He planned out an
entire history for humanity and angels and for all of eternity, and has
maintained it all without ever running short of resources. This planet has provided the human race with
vast resources which have served to support us all for many thousands of
How many businessmen, politicians, parents have the
ability to plan out their own lives, companies, or nations existences?
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.