The book of Job started with him losing just about everything — his possessions, his servants, and his children. He then lost his health and he ended up sitting and scratching at painful boils with a shard of pottery. If that wasn’t enough, three friends came and heaped accusations continually at him until Job reached the point of glorifying himself instead of God. After Elihu, a youngster, spent some time correcting Job, God Himself showed up and let Job know He was in charge and His ways are perfect.
Job’s answer shows he learned the lesson. He admits now upon meeting God, he spoke of things he didn’t understand, wonderful things he didn’t realize.
On reading this, it brings to mind how many times I have spoken out of turn, babbling about subjects beyond my comprehension. Especially when those subjects have to do with God. If we truly understood God — as Job finally does here — we would do a lot more listening and lot less gabbing. May we use our tongues for praise!
Well, shut my mouth!
Pastor Ron Kitchell