When Job's three friends heard about all this calamity that had happened to him, each of them came from his own country– Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They met together to come to show sympathy for him and to console him. But when they gazed intently from a distance but did not recognize him, they began to weep loudly. Each of them tore his robes, and they threw dust into the air over their heads. Then they sat down with him on the ground for seven days and seven nights, yet no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his pain was very great. (Job 2:11-13)
Enter the “friends” of Job to provide comfort. Have you ever needed someone to hear what you have to say (e.g., your spouse) and all they want to do is give you advice? Yes, we are bad like that and so are Job’s friends. Remember, God did not like anything these three men had to say about Him (Job 42:7).
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