A word was brought to me in secret;
my ears caught a whisper of it.
None of this passage proves that the word was actually a word from God. In fact, we know Job and this does not describe him. He is not a sinner. God is pleased with him. Just because one receives some secret ‘word’ from a spirit does not mean it is from God or even true. Spirits must be tested with the Word of God both living and written. God will not contradict Himself – ever. Job is a man that He loved and trusted. Job’s suffering is because of the enemy’s jealous, evil heart and purpose. It is no friend who brings the secret word of a ‘spirit’ that only increases suffering in one who is suffering for truth and integrity. This is what satan does.