Be Careful How You Talk to People

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 13-15.
Job’s friends spoke to him as though he knew nothing, and he pointed out that arrogance toward him, “Behold, my eye has seen all this, my ear has heard and understood it. What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you” (Job 13:1, 2). He expressed that he wanted to talk to God, “But I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God” (Job 13:3). Then he rebuked them for how they had spoken to him, “But you forgers of lies, you are all worthless physicians. Oh, that you would be silent, and it would be your wisdom!” (Job 13:4, 5). He questioned whether they could speak for God, and they did not, as God Himself revealed later in the Book, “Now hear my reasoning, and heed the pleadings of my lips. Will you speak wickedly for God, and talk deceitfully for Him? Will you show partiality for Him? Will you con tend for God?” (Job 13:6-8). We have to watch out how we speak of God, because both God and man notice what we are doing. Those who misrepresent God, He shall rebuke, “Will it be well when He searches you out? Or can you mock Him as one mocks a man? He will surely rebuke you if you secretly show partiality. Will not His excellence make you afraid, and the dread of Him fall upon you?” (Job 13:9-11).
When you speak, be sure that you have Scripture to back you up, and be sure that you backup Scripture.

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