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On His Behalf

It is very dangerous to speak on behalf of God. If you say, “God said …” and he did not, you are flirting with disaster and perhaps damnation.

God will not be made a liar.

Even saying something like “God loves you he really does” may be dubious. The truth: it could be true and it can have a strong sales aspect to new converts. However, it could be false. Certainly Esau is not the only person God ever hated.

To be safe when you want to quote God, quote him from the Holy Bible. His word is true and worthy of repetition.

John 3:16-21 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. [18] He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. [20] For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. [21] But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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Citing the Book of Job

Context does matter. If you see someone citing a quote from the book of Job, it may require further inquiry on the reader or hearer’s part.

It matters greatly who is speaking. Is it Job, God, Job’s friends, or Elihu. When we see a quote from Job it can be incorrectly assumed that it is Job himself speaking or the word of the Lord.

In my opinion Elihu was a self-righteous young man ultimately taken away by the whirlwind. Yet some quote him as gospel.

For someone reading Job or a quote from Job you must discern and weigh the words in question.

Keep in mind what God said in Job 42:7 KJV: And it was so, that after the Lord had spoken these words unto Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath.

So when considering the book of Job, God’s words and Job’s words are of the most importance. Other speakers are of questionable value and accuracy.

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