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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

God uses the humble to humble others. I think the time Job was asked by God to go and pray for his friends. At this point God and Job were having a heart to heart. Job's friends had tried to comfort Him but seemed more to drive him more to guilt and doubt. Listen to God speak on Job's behalf:

After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.

So take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer on your behalf. I will not treat you as you deserve, for you have not spoken accurately about me, as my servant Job has.”

So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite did as the LORD commanded them, and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.

After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the LORD had brought on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.

Notice that the LORD used Jobs suffering to humble his friends actions and thoughts. And after sacrifice was made and Jobs prayer offered. His friends were humbled and forgiven and Job had his fortune restored. God many times will use the humble in there suffering to humble others in their pride. Teach us LORD your will for our lives.


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