How Have You Helped People?

To read the Bible in a year, read Job 26–28.
As Job’s friends debated him about the cause of his suffering, they gave no real insight into his problem, but Job believed they fogged up the mirror. Then he asked them a series of penetrating questions,
“How have you helped him who is without power?
How have you saved the arm that has no strength?
How have you counseled one who has no wisdom?
And how have you declared sound advice to many?
To whom have you uttered words?
And whose spirit came from you?”
(Job 26:2–4)
Those are good questions! Ask yourself those questions. I do all the time. I have them posted on a bulletin board in my office and frequently, I read over the list when I am constructing sermons, about to go visit someone, when I need to confront someone, and so on. It helps me to think about how I conduct myself and whether my words truly help people.

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