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Job 42:7



7 And it was so, that after ['achar] the LORD [Yahovah] had spoken [dabar] these words [dabar] unto Job ['Iyowb], the LORD [Yahovah] said ['amar] to Eliphaz ['Eliyphaz] the Temanite [Teymaniy], My wrath ['aph] is kindled [charah] against thee, and against thy two [shanayim] friends [rea`]: for ye have not spoken [dabar] of me the thing that is right [kuwn], as my servant [`ebed] Job ['Iyowb] hath. KJV-Interlinear



7 And it came about after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, 'My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has. NASB



The three friends spoke from their hearts. They spoke what they believed and they spoke in sincerity. However, when you speak falsely, your intentions, your beliefs, your sincerity are all irrelevant.


False is false is false, and no amount of good intentions can change that. Often times the liberal and conservative philosophies approach life from this perspective. People speak from their hearts and from their sincere beliefs, but most of the time, these beliefs are in error from truth. And therefore they are false, they are deceitful, they are misleading to any who might hear them.


Job was present in his home with his three visitors, a fourth visitor, and most likely there were others present and within hearing distance. Everyone heard the arguments and everyone could evaluate what they heard based on their own beliefs.


Some, from the privacy of their own thoughts, would agree with Eliphaz and some would agree with Job. That is only normal.


But here we know for certain that Eliphaz and his two friends spoke true doctrinal principles, but with false applications. We have already been through their arguments.


Likewise, Eliphaz and his two friends heard the voice out from the whirlwind, as they are hearing the voice of Gods condemnation, now. Job repented. They did not. Job took his own position and wholly laid it behind himself and submitted, in humility, to God. They did not.


After Gods silence, Job spoke. After Jobs silence, silence continued. No one else spoke up. No one else laid themselves face down in the dust in humble submission or repentance.


Regardless of what Job had said, regardless of what Job had thought, whether right or wrong, Job quickly reversed himself when confronted with God and truth.


Today we do not have face-to-face meetings with God, but we do have all of His thoughts and policies. They are one and the same. Our response should be as that of Job, and not as indifference or stubborn and silent resistance toward truth.


Far too often folks when not immediately confronted with a lightning bolt, will presume themselves to be right. If the book had concluded in the last verse, then Eliphaz and his friends might have presumed themselves right and Job wrong. Job repented and his issue with God ended immediately (not his suffering though). His three friends did not repent, and therefore their issue with God continued. And they did not even realize that they had an issue with God.

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