2020 Day 276 – Job 5-8 and Psalms 93

2020 Day 276 – Job 5-8 and Psalms 93

Job was having to endure much suffering and needed his friends to be by his side.  Instead of them comforting and encouraging him, they did just the opposite.  In the previous chapter, Eliphaz had accused Job of being impatient and said that he was getting punished based on the sins that he had committed.  At this point in his life Job did not have much left other than his friends.  Proverbs 18:24 tells us that “there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”  This is not the kind of friend that Job had in Eliphaz.  Job’s words about this friend were pretty strong: “He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.” (Job 6:14)  The other part to Proverbs 18:24 reminds us that a friendship takes two: “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly.”

Today’s reading: Job 5-8 and Psalms 93

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