Job 34:31,32--“Suppose someone says to God, ‘I have endured my punishment; I will no longer act wickedly. Teach me what I cannot see; if I have done wrong, I won’t do it again.’”
Elihu was frustrated that Job’s three friends could not refute Job’s words as he continuously defended himself. The young man took it upon himself to prove Job was guilty of sin when he made the statement above. He then went on in verse 33 to ask Job the question, “Should God repay you on your terms when you have rejected His?” Elihu was incorrectly convinced that Job’s suffering was the result of a rebellious spirit among other sins. Yet, Elihu’s statement had a ring of truth regarding requesting feedback from God.
It is a great thing to be teachable. Sometimes we think we are singing life notes to our heavenly Father but we are off-key. We need God to show us the error of our ways so that we can correct our wrongdoing. If we are teachable, He will instruct us. David prayed, “Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths . . . Teach me Your way, Yahweh, and I will live by Your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name” (Psa. 25:4; 86:11).
Are you singing in the cracks? It is not hard to do. Don’t be defensive or afraid to receive feedback from those who observe/hear your tones. Ask the Lord to reveal His truth. It is better to be corrected and to get on pitch living life righteously than to ignorantly proceed on the wrong notes and suffer accordingly. Something to think about . . . in reveration.
The virtue of any teaching is in its ability to either equip you to do God’s will or draw you to God’s heart. If either objective is missing, the teaching is straw.—Francis Frangipane in Holiness, Truth and the Presence of God
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)