Today’s passage is Job 32:1-22. Let’s go!
Job 32:1 (NIV)
1 So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.
On verse 1: Job refuses to budge from his belief that his suffering is not the result of his sin, so Job’s friends finally give up trying to convince Job otherwise (v1). What can we learn from this? The best way, and sometimes the only way, to beat your critics is to outlast them. If you stand your ground long enough, they will eventually go away and stop bothering you.
Job 32:2 (NIV)
2 But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God.
On verse 2: A young man called Elihu begins to speak. According to some scholars, the fact that the author of Job has to explain Elihu’s family background in verse 2 suggests that Elihu was not nearly as well known as Job and his three companions.