Should a wise man answer with empty knowledge, and fill himself with the east wind? Should he reason with unprofitable talk, or by speeches with which he can do no good? Job 15:2-3
Everyday people are learning and talking all over the world. Thousands of schools and colleges are filled with students who are working on learning something new to them. Every workplace has people who are learning how to do the job. In between classes and work in their homes and on the streets, people are also talking about nearly everything and anything.
Eliphaz asks if a wise man should answer with worthless knowledge or speak with speeches that have no value or profit.
The majority of the world will talk about things that they desire and want that are temporary. Focus is placed on pleasure in the moment with no thought for eternity.
Hours will be spent on arguing about a call or play was made during a football game and how one would have done things differently. Millions of dollars are spent on classes in college to study sinful acts and how to do them better.
Worthless knowledge and unprofitable talk can be found nearly everywhere one goes.
This type of talk can also be found in the church. Long arguments on what color the new carpet should be, or debates on what songs should have been sung.
While all this type of talk is occurring, people are not discussing how to live for God. There is very little talk about how to reach the billions of lost souls that are heading to hell unless the come to a saving knowledge of Jesus.
Believers need to focus on what God focuses on–saving the world, beginning with each individual. Filling the hearts with the knowledge of God and His word and then telling others what God says is of eternal profit and value.
You will do some talking and learning every day. Ask yourself what the value is in what you are learning and saying.
Looking at what you are learning and saying will reveal where your heart really is. Are you focused on God and eternity and what His heart is after? Or are you focused on yourself and this temporary world?
Be wise with your time on this earth and fill yourself with the knowledge of God. Take time to tell others what about God and what He has done for them.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek to know God more and more; that you will tell others about Jesus; that your speech will be of eternal value and glorify God; and that you will build up God’s kingdom in all that you say and do.