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The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Friends

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Friends

My intercessor is my friend as my eyes pour out tears to God; on behalf of a man he pleads with God as one pleads for a friend. Job 16:20-21 How many gifts do we give family and friends that end up on eBay or stored in the attic or garage? The old expression, “It’s the thought that counts,” applies here. We have good intentions when giving gifts, and some of us are better than others at hitting the mark. The biggest mistake I ever made in selecting a gift happened years ago in St. Petersburg, Florida when I gave my […]

Friends Helping Friends

Friends Helping Friends

When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. Job 2:11 You know about Job. He’s long been a model for patience amidst extreme suffering. To gain meaning from our focus text, let’s review what has happened to this prosperous farmer. Marauders and lightning killed his livestock. A powerful dessert wind blew down his house resulting in the deaths of his children. Satan has afflicted him […]

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