Vs. 3, “It would surely outweigh the sand of the seas—no wonder my words have been impetuous.” There are times when we need to vent and that is exactly what Job had done and just now admitted to. Unlike many of us who lash out with harsh words or worse (cuss words)…notice how articulate and well spoken Job was. He had gone through more than most people will ever go through…no wonder he felt so much grief and despair. Sadly, Job’s friends were on the accusation/attack mode and this obviously disheartened Job by his friends lack of compassion. Job has to go to the extent of defending himself against Eliphaz’s accusations that he must have done something terribly wrong (vs. 24-30).
Regarding application…Express Yourself. Communication is often talked about being the “key” to any relationship and it was no different for Job. Job was expressing his raw emotion to his friends…he needed to lean on them. Dearest friends…There are going to be times in our lives when we need to express frustration, sorrow or grief in our lives. God doesn’t expect us to be people without emotion and feelings…He created that in us in the first place! Don’t ever feel you should keep your problems to yourself. Likewise, let us be people who listen and reach out to those in need. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason! I’m so excited for the CTC Youth as we begin our S.A.G (Student Accountabilty Groups), this is our time to grow and encourage each other through good times and bad times.