As Sparks Fly Upward (Job 4-7)

In chapter 3, Job has expressed his grief and loss because of the suffering that has befallen him. The day of his birth is a cursed day that should be removed from the calendar altogether. Job’s three friends, who are pictured as possessors of wisdom, have come to bring Job comfort and sympathy (2:11). We will look at the help that the friends give, consider Job’s response to the friends, and then draw applications for our lives for dealing with suffering and trials…

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