Day 233: Shhhhhh

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan

Job 4:1-7:21

1 Corinthians 14:18-40

Psalm 37:30-40

Proverbs 21:27

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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

“But who can withhold himself from speaking?” (Job 4:2) Job’s friends had it right at first. They gathered together to mourn and be with Job, and said absolutely nothing for 7 days. But then pride kicked in. Job’s friends launch into successive rebukes of Job, and criticism of his character. Yet we find later in the narrative that none of them is correct. When a friend is mourning, don’t be afraid to just sit and support him quietly. We don’t always need to be Mr. Fix-It, proposing a wise solution and presenting a plan. Listen quietly and support your friends, and they will be forever grateful.

Prayer:

Father, help me to be a good friend! Help me to know when I should share my thoughts, and when I should bite my tongue. Help me to have words when needed, but discretion when required!