Topic: Book of Job
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him. And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven. So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great. (Job 2:11-13 KJV)
Do you have at least one best friend in your life? Proverbs 27:10 says, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” If you would not have a friend in your life, how you’d solve all your life problems? Jesus demonstrated how important of friendship is in our lives.
As we read in later part of Job 2, we see that Job’s friends came to him to try to give him comfort. They sat and mourned with him for a week. They cannot say anything to him during his family crisis. We do not know if Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar stayed with him for whole time or took a turn. But his three friends were there.
There are some benefits of this relationship as we read Job 2:11-13. Unlike the relationship within the marriage, friend can come and spend with you at anytime in any place. Our friends can stay with us and assist our needs or spend some time with us as needed. Your spouse can be your best friend, but there wouldn’t be deeper relationship as friendship would go.
We have our world best friend. His name is Jesus. He has done far more than what other friends or spouses cannot do. He died on the cross to pay our debt of sins and resurrected on the third day to be with His Father. In the meantime, He sent the Holy Spirit to guide us and intercede with our Heavenly Father.
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.