Good Morning July 20

In the book of Job, Elihu was the fourth man who spoke to Job concerning all his troubles. He was reluctant to speak because he was younger than the others. He said, “I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know. I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding.”(32:6-8) Much later Paul would write to Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”(IT.4:12) Wisdom, a true understanding of God and of life, is based upon reading God’s Word, and becoming quiet in one’s heart, meditating on that word. Hopefully, the older we are the more time was have had to do that, but at any age wisdom comes from being quiet and listening to God.