I have been writing about the life of man on earth. It is a series that delves into the life of Job.
Today, I continue with Job’s friends’ visit.
Job’s friends came to visit him after his calamities, and they were surprised at how they found him.
He was their friend, and of course, was a wealthy fellow. So, the condition they saw wasn’t a good one.
They cried and kept mute for days without saying anything.
There are good and bad sides to how Job’s friends responded to his new condition.
Sometimes, all you need to do to help someone is to say nothing. Keep your mouth shut!
You don’t know whether your words might hurt more or alleviate the problems.
Job’s friends tried to keep mute, but they could not sustain themselves for a long time before they start ranting.
We can learn to speak less and listen more.
These days, everyone wants to speak. Everyone wants to “be heard” There’s no crime speaking your mind, but in the multitudes of words, we often misspoke.
Lastly, entertain only friends who are going to lift you and not pull you down.
It is, for me, a daily decision because you cannot tell which friends are going to be nice to you “down the stretch” In a short time, most friends are cool, but not many cannot sustain themselves for a long time.
So, what type of visit are you entertaining today? What friends are you keeping?