Suffering Friends – Job 20

Job 20:29

“This is the wicked man’s portion from God, Even the heritage decreed to him by God.”

Based on this chapter and the disparaging words of Job’s friends, what else can he conclude except that these so called friends feel he, Job, is an evil man. The disaster he has endured proves it to them, yet they are absolutely wrong. It is Job’s faithfulness that has put him where he is by the hand of his ultimate enemy. He is not an evil man. These ‘friends’ betray their evil hearts by heir lack of compassion and understanding for this suffering man of God. It is they who are more likely evil. Our words to others in times of suffering bring hope or pain. Speak life to those who hurt.

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