#556 Job's Comforters
The book of Job is probably the oldest book in the Bible and in the beginning it gives a glimpse of what occurred behind the scenes in heaven. Job's test by Satan was severe and typical of his dark kingdom. But though he lost the battle, a more subtle attack took place when Job's friends came to comfort him. They started out mourning his fate, then gently probing him, and as they speculated about the cause of his trouble, their criticisms became full-frontal attacks. The example Job demonstrated in keeping his integrity needs to be considered by all of us.