Miserable Comforters (Job 15-17)

All three of Job’s friends have taken their shot at “comforting” Job. They have tried to comfort him by trying to explain why Job is suffering. Their conclusion is that Job must have sinned. Sin is the reason that Job is suffering. But the first two chapters of Job reveal that this is not the case. Job has not sinned. Though the friends have tried to cause Job to admit his guilt, Job remains resolute that he has not sinned. Unfortunately, the friends will not leave Job alone. We will now read another cycle of speeches from them. Again we will consider what these friends say, what is inaccurate about their wisdom, the response of Job, and what we learn about God.

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