he story of Job is not only about an innocent man suffering unjustly from a satanic attack; the bulk of the story concerns the suffering Job endured from his three friends. These men, probably religious scholars of their day, were friends of Job. Yet during his distress they falsely judged him; they became his accusers.
Generally speaking, Job’s friends had right doctrines. Their error was not so much in their theology as much as their assigning the role of sinner to Job. They did not have enough humility to see that they could be wrong. According to the Lord, Job was the most righteous man in the world. He was not just a relatively good man among other good men, but among all men there was “no one like him on the earth” (Job 1:8). In God’s eyes Job was in a class by himself: three times he was called a “blameless and upright man” by God (Job 1:1, 8; 2:3).
The instinct to judge and criticize without having all the information is not only rampant in the world, it is also in us. God placed the life story of Job in the most sacred Book in the world for a reason: that we would not be so confident that our judgments are always right. Job’s friends had right doctrines that were wrongly applied. Therefore, I make my appeal to you: before you judge, remember Job and why his story is in the Bible.
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