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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, August 24

Job 32:7-9


I thought, 'Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.' But it is the spirit/Spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty that gives them understanding. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.


Before the Holy Spirit was sent to dwell within all Christians, there was an understanding of what it meant to have God's spirit. Elihu does not have all the answers here, but I believe he is right about this. He describes having God's spirit as having "the breath of the Almighty." This is what brings us closer to God, and gives us deeper understanding.


Holy Lord, your Spirit dwells in me, and I am honored beyond words. I must try every moment to be worthy. Forgive me, Lord when I fail. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Aug 24, 2023

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Job 32:7-9

I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand. It is not the old who are wise, nor the aged who understand what is right.

This chapter is about a righteous man who faithfully responded to difficult trials. Job's experience reminds us to consider the difficult questions about the causes of suffering, the weakness of human understanding and the reasons to trust in God, even when life seems unfair. Elihu had refrained from speaking up because the other men are older than him. While he misses a great deal of Job’s predicament he has more wisdom t…

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Janet L. Thompson
Janet L. Thompson
Aug 24, 2023

Job 32:7-9 it’s so true that it is not only the old that has wisdom and spirit, it’s that child that accept Jesus for the very first time, that’s the spirit, it’s parents having a child baptized, their spirit, even in the most critical life moment, I being with a dear friend knowing she was passing and God gave me that moment when she came conscious and said “we are going to be all right“, that’s the spirit that God giving me, the spirit , wisdom, and understanding in that very moment….that is my prayer 🙏


Dear Good and Gracious God, I prayer to always be able to receive your grace, wisdom and spirit. Amen

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ontrakk
ontrakk
Aug 24, 2023
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