Job 19:4 ” If it is true that I have gone astray, my error remains my concern alone.”

Job’s three friends…and I use the term loosely…had all wrongly assumed that his painful suffering had been brought on by some grievous hidden sin Job had committed. Their discussions with Job centered around the premise that he had wandered from God…which was untrue, but they were very quick to point out the possibilities. We are much the same…we are quick to point out people’s sins, even if we don’t have all the facts. We pass judgment on those who are spiritually weak or have slipped into immorality without even thinking of the damage it’s doing. Let’s face it, we know when we’ve sinned, and we don’t need some self-righteous “friend” to show us the error of our ways. Rather, what we need is someone coming up to us in love and discretion putting a arm around our shoulder and pointing us back to Jesus.

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