Sunday, January 10, 2010
OK. Its time for a joke. (On the fourth grade level)
Who is the shortest man in the Bible?
Knee high miah!
Who was even shorter?
Bildad the Shoe height!
Bildad was one of Job's friends.
Get the connection?
Job - the guy we are reading about?
He had some friends?
They came to visit him?
Oh well... Here is the story.
Job’s Three Friends Share His Anguish
11 "When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him.
Their names were
Eliphaz the Temanite,
Bildad the Shuhite, and
Zophar the Naamathite.
12 When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him.
Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief.
13 Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for they saw that his suffering was too great for words."
These guys get a bad rap from people. You will see why later.
But these were grown men. They had jobs. Businesses. Families.
They dropped all of that to come and console their friend.
Don't miss the fact that they just sat with him for a week without saying a thing.
How many of your facebook friends would do that for you?
How many of your twitter friends?
These people knew the real meaning of friendship!