Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Job's Friends

I'm reading through the book of Job again. There is no better book to understand the Sovereignty of God in all things.

Job's friend were truly his friends. When they heard about his plight, they came and sat with him day after day, saying nothing. I have no doubt that they grieved over his suffering, but it didn't take long before they began to wonder why God chose to allow Job to suffer so much. It didn't take long for the accusations to fly.

Eliphaz is particularly merciless. He tells Job point blank that it's his own fault that his kids were killed, that his branch is no longer green, that there is no future for him. How quick he was to judge and condemn his friend.

Let us be careful, dear ones, not to be like Job's "miserable comforters". There are ten Americans imprisoned in Haiti right now, because they were attempting to take some children from Haiti to the Dominican Republic. From what I have read, I believe their intentions were noble. Let's not be too quick to judge.

Eight of the ten missionaries.

Go to Tim Challies' blog to read an interview with a mom and wife of two of the prisoners, and pray!

1 comment:

  1. It is a fault to judge quick. I know I do. Job is quite the story.


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