So Right, but So Wrong
| The Bible student is
familiar with the book of Job and his suffering. Three "friends"
came to him as if to sympathize but they only criticized. The speeches
recorded by these three are worth reading because there is so much in them
that is so right. They taught the punishment that would come upon the
wicked. They described those who sought evil in dramatic form. What they
said ought cause anyone to pause before pursuing a path of sin.
But they were so wrong to assign the reason for Job's suffering to be his guilt of sin. As we learn when we read that was not the case at all. Poor Job did not understand why he had to endure so much but it was a test of his faith. He patiently defeated that which could have destroyed him. He denied being evil and he was right. His "friends" were so wrong in their application of the things they said that were so right.