Today’s passage is Job 33:19-33. Let’s go!
Job 33:19-26 (NIV)
19 Or a man may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in his bones,
20 so that his very being finds food repulsive and his soul loathes the choicest meal.
21 His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his bones, once hidden, now stick out.
22 His soul draws near to the pit, and his life to the messengers of death.
23 “Yet if there is an angel on his side as a mediator, one out of a thousand, to tell a man what is right for him,
24 to be gracious to him and say, ‘Spare him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom for him’–
25 then his flesh is renewed like a child’s; it is restored as in the days of his youth.
26 He prays to God and finds favor with him, he sees God’s face and shouts for joy; he is restored by God to his righteous state.
On verses 19-26: Just before these verses Elihu describes one way that God can speak to us: through supernatural means like a vision or a dream (v15-16). Earlier in chapter 32 we learned that another way that God speaks to us: through godly people. But visions, dreams and godly people are not the only channels by which God tries to get our attention.