2018年 ~ 「激勵年」 ~ 靠主聯絡相助、力踐整全使命 ~

Date︰March 25, 2018
Venue︰Tsim Sha Tsui Baptist Church
Title︰A Tested Faith: Elihu, Friend of Job, Gift of Youth
Passage︰Job 32:6-22 & 36:22-26

Job 32:6-22

  1. So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said:“I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know.
  2. I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’
  3. But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
  4. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.
  5. “Therefore I say: Listen to me; I too will tell you what I know.
  6. I waited while you spoke, I listened to your reasoning; while you were searching for words,
  7. I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.
  8. Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.’
  9. But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.
  10. “They are dismayed and have no more to say; words have failed them.
  11. Must I wait, now that they are silent, now that they stand there with no reply?
  12. I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know.
  13. For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me;
  14. inside I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst.
  15. I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply.
  16. I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone;
  17. for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.

 

Job 36:22-26

  1. “God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?
  2. Who has prescribed his ways for him, or said to him, ‘You have done wrong’?
  3. Remember to extol his work, which people have praised in song.
  4. All humanity has seen it; mortals gaze on it from afar.
  5. How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out.