Whom Do We Justify?

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Job 32:1-33:18 today.
Job’s friends were finished talking to him. They would not say anything more because he was stubborn in their eyes. During the whole debate, there was a young man listening. The writer of the Book of Job wrote this, “Then the wrath of Elihu, the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, was aroused against Job; his wrath was aroused because he justified himself rather than God” (Job 32:2). God shall later confront Job on the same thing. Job certainly did not bring on his suffering, but regardless of what our situation is, and especially if we do not understand why the situation is the way that it is, we still have to justify God. He is the Creator who is always right. Even when we are right, God is still right and our speech has to justify Him first before we seek to justify ourselves.
Give glory to God and He will give glory to you.
If you are criticized today, watch your response. Is your first thought to maintain the honor of God?

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