Miserable Counselors (Job 16)
At this point, Job was probably fed up with the remarks and rebuke of his friends. Their perception of the matter was inconsistent with his truth. He couldn’t bear it anymore and therefore called them “miserable comforters”(v. 1).
But are believers to be seen as miserable counselors?
God comforts us so we can comfort others with the comfort we ourselves have received.
Let us therefore be like Isaiah who proclaimed in Isaiah 50:4,
“The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary”
Isaiah 50:4 KJV
Without further ado, shall we not pray that the Lord God will give us the tongue of the learned?
I shall not be a miserable comforter in Jesus name.
Prayer: Father, give me the tongue of the learned. In Jesus name.