"Pay attention, and listen to me;
be silent, and I will speak."
I've seen this verse from Job used a few times lately to say God will speak if we'll only listen. Do we have that promise from God?
Not from this verse. It's Elihu speaking to Job.
This is a danger inherent in using concordances and Bible search programs — it's too easy to find something that falsely appears to support your position when removed from its context. Of course, there are plenty of other ways to take verses out of context too.
Why is this a big deal? When people mistakenly take statements in the Bible to be promises to them, they are frequently disappointed. They're disappointed with God, even though He never made them a promise.
Remember, never read a Bible verse. Read a paragraph or more to be sure you're reading in context.
It's no small thing to decide to live your life after the precepts of the Bible. Let's make sure we're living by what it actually says.
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