Miserable Comforters Are You All

Job 2:11-31:40

A conversation between Job and his friends comprises the largest portion of the book. In this sermon we’ll focus upon the friends. When we first meet them, they appear as comforters. As the story progresses, however, they move from comforting Job to making accusations and casting judgment. Such “comfort” prompts Job to call them “worthless physicians.” God tells them, “you have not spoken of me what is right.” Where did they go wrong? How did they fail to comfort Job? We’ll try to unpack this large portion of Scripture and find some answers to these questions.