FBCWest 517 | Passion, Anger, and Speech
Recorded On: 08/21/2022
Hymn #1 “Holy, Holy, Holy”
SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 127:1
Giving of Selves and Our Offerings
OFFERTORY MUSIC – Lindsay Irvine
Praise and Worship
“In the House”
“God so Loved”
“Goodness of God”
Proclamation of the Word
Message by Pastor Joe
“Passion, Anger, and Speech”
PRAYER TIME / Time of Reflection
“At the Cross (Love Ran Red)”
Benediction “God Really Loves Us”
Job 321 - 5 Elihu as the younger person waits until the older, presumably wiser speak. However, he is angry because the older ones could not refute Job
Job 32:6 – 22 Elihu in his anger says he cannot help but speak. He also asserts that he is impartial
James 3:1 – 12 Controlling the tongue
Job 33:1 – 7 Even though Elihu says he and Job are equals
Job 33:8 – 18 Elihu really asserts he is superior to Job and he is speaking on behalf of God
Job 33:9 – 33 Elihu says if the unrighteous repent God will hear and restore
Transcript of Service
Do not say we have found wisdom.
God will route him, not men.
Where he has.
Not arranged his words against me now.
I'll reply to him with your argument.
They are dismayed and they no longer answer words of for them.
Shall I wait because they do not speak because they stop and no longer answer?
I too will answer my share and I also will tell you my opinion.
So with anyone said you haven't been up to the task and therefore I have to take it on myself to do this.
And that I have these words that will convince you, told that you're wrong and I'll be able to show the three frames that if they would have just said the words that I'm going to say that they would have been able to put again job in his place.
Then he says in verse 18, boy I am full of words and the spirit within me constrains me.
Behold, my belly is like unvented wine, like new wineskin that is about to burst.
Let me speak that I made it will leaf let me open my lips and answer let me now be partial to no one or flatter any man, or I do not know how to flatter else my maker would soon take me away.
Basically saying I'm going to bust a gut if I don't speak, but I'm going to be.
I'm compelled by my inner being.
To speak up.
Now I have been in a similar situation.
No, I'm sorry, not as doing it as.
Run because there have been times that I've decided well, I'll go visit a Bible study or something and and I'll say I'm not going to say anything and I make a commitment to myself that I'm not going to say anything and then they proceed with their Bible study and and somebody will say something that.
Is obviously contrary to the Scriptures or that I think needs to be further examined, and so I find myself.
Violating my own commitment to myself to not say anything, so I understand there's that sense of of wanting to say something and being compelled to do it, but the problem is, as we started out on this chapter, he's doing so in anger.
And by doing so in anger, he's going to say things, or at least potentially say things that are not going to be accurate and.
May be hurtful.
So he needs to watch in that.
As a matter of fact, we are told web everything in jeans, so if you'll turn in your Bibles to James Chapter 3.
Starting with verse 2.
But we all stumble in many ways.
If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well.
Now if we put the bid into the horses mouth so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well.
Look at these ships also, though they are so great.
And are driven by strong winds are still directed by a very small Rutter.
Wherever the inclination of the pilot desires.
Be saying, even though you can take a horse, is the more powerful than a man or a ship.
It is larger and and blown by winds and sea currents.
The pilot or the rider of a horse can direct it by simply moving the mouth or moving the the letter saying and the tone has that kind of impact.
In our lives.
So also the tongue is this small part of the body, yet it both of great things.
To how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire and the tongue is a fire.
The very rule of iniquity.
The tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body and sets on fire the course of life and is set on fire by hell for every species.
Beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human.
But no one contained.
The tongue it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
With it, we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in the likeness of God, and the same mouth come both blessings and cursing.
My brother and these things ought not to be this way.
There's a fountain send out being the same opening both fresh and bitter water and a fig tree my brother and produce olives or vine produce figs.
Nor can saltwater produce brush.
So James follows up and says.
We need to be careful what we say.
Because with again with the same mouth at the same time, we can bless God.
We can curse people.
And I am.
A big offender of that.
I will be driving in my car.
Worship song along with the radio.
Then somebody will cut me off or do something that irritates me and I'll say something totally inappropriate.
Fortunately, they don't want to run hear me, but I it still came out of my mouth and my heart.
That ought not to be.
Which says that we need to control that we need to be able to speak only the things that are.
Helpful or edifying?
Yes, there are some times that we need to correct people in the thing, but we need to do that in a loving way and not in an angry way.
And so the scriptures teach us that we shouldn't be angry.
Early we can be passionate.
We shouldn't be angry, but we also need to understand how the tongue can.
You will hear many people say sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will.
Never hurt me.
Until your character is assassinated by someone.
Then you'll find that words can be very.
And so again.
This wisdom is not specifically told to us, but we're to understand that.
Do this wisdom teaching in the Book of Job.
Where to consider these things not to speak in anger, not to not to feel that just because we're compelled to say something that we should say something.
There's a adage that says it is better to remain silent and not everybody.
Thank you a fool.
Then open your mouth and let it all doubt.
So make sure when we do speak, especially when you find yourself agitated or something.
But it is something that is constructive.
That is something that is beneficial.
And that your anger doesn't.
But then earlier is going to continue on the matter of fact.
We're going to see some more of his.
Speech the job.
And then the next.
Message will continue on with this one of the longest speeches of anyone in this scriptures of a book in the Book of Job.
This is then these three men ceased answering job.
I'm sorry wrong person.
Chapter 33, however, now Joe.
Please hear my speech so he's now he's kind of talked about.
New with friends of mine and you're older, you're supposed to wiser you're not.
I'm compelled to say something so I'm going to say it and I'm angry.
And now I want Joe.
I want you to hear my speech, I want you to listen to pay attention and listen to all my words.
So he's saying make sure you pay close attention.
Well now I open my mouth.
My tongue is.
In my mouth speaks my words are from the uprightness of my heart and my lips speak knowledge sincerely.
The spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Refute me if you can or roll yourself before me.
Take your stand.
Behold, I belong to God like you.
I too have been formed.
Out of the clay.
You hold No Fear of me, should terrify you, or should my pressure weigh heavily on you?
Surely you have spoken in my hearing.
And I have heard the words.
I'm sorry I have heard the sound of your word.
Well, it's interesting here.
Basically, but I'm only saying is.
I'm speaking for God.
God has placed his spirit in him and what I'm going to say is, if God himself spoke.
And that I'm righteous, which I find interesting because he's claiming that he's self-righteous, which is the exact complaint he has against Joe, but that he thinks Joe is complaining and being self-righteous.
He's not coming to him and saying, OK, I understand that we are the same and I'm going to come to you trying to understand where you are and this come to a consensus.
No, in essence he's going to be just like the three friends of Joe Path.
He's going to be condemning.
He's going to basically Judge Joe.
Which is something the Scripture tells us.
That's something for God to do when we're going to do it.
It's when all things are already known, so it's not that we're never to judge.
It's just the time.
And the place.
So he's now going to quote Joe at least.
Partially, he's going to.
Both job in a way that's kind of.
Makes his argument more obvious.
We're saying I am sure without transgression, so he's saying this is what Jehovah said.
I am innocent and there is no guilt in me.
Behold, he invents free taxes against me.
He counts me as his enemy.
He puts my feet in the stocks he watches all my past.
Behold, let me tell you, you are not writing this, for God is greater than man.
Why did you complain against him that he does not give an account of all his doones?
Indeed God speaks once or twice, yet no one notices it, so he's saying.
That within this.
Why are you?
Complaining about what God is not doing that God is greater than you, and he's writing that God is greater than all of us.
But again, we need to be very careful when people give us counsel that they give us the whole word of God, not bits and pieces.
And so, yes, he's exactly like God is greater than man.
Why do you complain against him?
And there is that sense of peace job is going.
Why all these things happen to me because I haven't done anything wrong and.
It also says.
But it doesn't have to give you an answer.
He says if God speaks he can speak once or twice that even when no one notices it.
Because in a dream, a vision of the night when sound asleep falls on men while they slumber in their beds.
Then he opens the ears of men and seals their instruction.
So saying God has various ways of communicating what he wants communicate.
He may do that through dreams or visions or other things, and so it is God who is trying to instruct men, which I find interesting because we will see and next.
But this very same person will say, well, what is brodfuehrer he repent or not?
Then he'll say he wants problem he wants but wants us to repent and then he goes well.
What benefit is it about if you do so, he's all over the map, even in his understanding of who God is.
But he may turn man aside from his conduct, and keep man from flying.
He keeps back his soul from the pit and his life from passing over into SHIELD.
Man is also chasing with pain in his bud, with unceasing complaint in his bone.
There is life for those bread and his soul favorite food.
His flesh raced away from sight and his bones which were not.
Teams sticks out.
Then his soul draws nearer to the pit, and his life to those who bring death.
By saying basically for those who rebel against God, those or evil, those who are wicked, those who are unrighteous because God deals with and they'll see that in the physical and the way that they prospered on prosper.
Again, he's still into this retribution principle.
And they're saying God is doing these things to get you to turn.
He's not doing these things because of punishment per say.
He's doing these things to get you to repent.
As if there is an Angel as a mediator, form one out of 1000 to remind a man what is right for him and let him waste. Let him be gracious to him and say deliver him from going down to the pit.
I found a ransom where his flesh become fresher than in you, but in return to the days of his youthful vigor and he will pray to God and he will accept him.
But he may see his face with joy, and he maybe may restore his righteousness, man.
What God is doing.
His argument is to get you to repent and if you repent and God is going to restore you and give you new, fresh and things like this going to be wonderful.
You just need to repent.
The problem is is that he's got the right prescription for the wrong disease.
Child is not unrighteous.
We're still told at the very beginning that as far as God is concerned, the job is blameless.
In this site.
Yes, it's true that God sometimes uses difficult situations to cause us to repent.
But the scriptures also say that it's your kindness award that leads us to repentance.
So God doesn't always use punishment or difficult situation to cause us to repent.
Sometimes he simply blesses us.
He got us to understand his goodness in his grace.
At least in.
There is the whole.
The others pretty much kept saying you're condemned.
You've messed up your centers.
You didn't get whatever happened to you.
It could have been worse.
It should have been worse.
At least this young man.
The same God wants to restore you repent.
And that's a conversation that he needs to have with.
But we need to repent, but we need to change our ways.
But he's talking to the wrong person because God is not punished.
Job or his unrighteousness?
The matter of fact God is showing.
How confident God is in the character and integrity of job.
Says after by person repents it was seeing them in and say I have sinned and perverted what is right.
He's not profit for me, or he redeemed my soul from going into the pit, and my life shall see the light.
Behold, God does all these.
Oftentimes it's men to bring back his soul from the pit.
But he may be enlightened and the.
Light of life.
Pay attention of job.
And listen to me.
If Simon will let me speak, and if you have anything to say, answer me, speak for our desire to justify you.
I I find that interesting because he's done nothing in his conversation with job to show any sense of justification.
He's only showed condemnation and judgment.
That Joe needs to repent and once he repents everything will be wonderful and God seeks for man to repent.
And yes, God seeks for us to repent.
But again, as I said, he's applying the wrong prescription to the lung.
We should be telling Joe.
Is let me pray for you.
Let me come with what the friends came with initially.
The comfort and the sympathize.
And I'll wait with you and pray with you and see what God has in store for.
But instead he's chosen to believe that this calamity has come because of his.
He never sought to justify job.
He's only sought.
Before I desire to justify, if not, listen to me, keep silent.
And I will teach you wisdom.
But I bet you know some Christian brothers and sisters who seem to think that they know all the answers.
They think that if they give you a Bible verse.
That will solve all the problem.
If you name it and claim it will be wealthy and wise, and all these types of things.
That you just.
Believe in the miracle, it'll happen and all these people will tell you all of these different things.
When the miracle doesn't happen, or maybe you didn't have enough faith.
Or maybe you should have faith regardless of the miracle.
And so make sure when you hear people giving counsel and doubly make sure if you're the one giving counsel, that you give the entire word of God.
If you can't.
I think you and I should do what the rabbi did.
With one of those members.
There is another lady in his.
It was about to lose her home in foreclosure.
And she told the rabbi.
And the rabbi went and sat in the.
Bank presidents office.
You just sat there quietly and the bank president goes well bye.
What can I do for you is nothing.
I just need to sit here.
Anyway, to run those rabbi?
What can I do?
Is there's nothing you can do, I just need to sit here.
And after several hours finally being President, Rabbi.
There's something that's bothering you.
Obviously you wouldn't be sitting here if it wasn't.
What is it that you've come and said?
Here we go.
The so and so they will.
Their bank is going to foreclose on her loan.
And the bank president said yes Rob, I know there's nothing I can do.
And the rabbi said, yes, I know, but I could not do nothing.
So I had to sit here and be with you and remain silent.
Sometimes the best thing that we can do for someone is to simply sit there and understand.
That they're hurting.
Words may not answer.
May not be the magic elixir.
We see just how much God loves.
It sounds really weird.
We see it through the scriptures when.
Desciples after Jesus crucifixion and resurrection when they were persecute, would come and rejoice because they were kind of worthy to suffer for him.
And sometimes we just need to have a different perspective.
Rather than saying why, meaning?
Maybe we shouldn't say why, not me.
Maybe God you love me enough.
That you're refining.
And make my face more pure.
Or I might honor you and as.
This warned Council that when those times come, but we will sing praises, we will rejoice.
But how much more authentic and passionate?
We praise him.
Even during the difficult circumstances.
Even when it seems that nothing is going right.
And God seems far away.
Now we still trust him.
We still believe in him.
And though he slay me.
I will trust him.
They necessarily seem like love.
That we truly understood.
That his death on the cross.
Covered our sins.
And that his resurrection guaranteed our resurrection.
And our sanctification.
In our glorification.
Sometimes we just need to be quiet.
No matter how.
Much we feel we've got to say something.
And let God speak.
And all God's people said.