Am I a friend?
A friend is a person who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion. A friend can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement. A friend who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. A friend will not entice or encourage us to engage in sinful actions that can destroy our name, character and relationship with God. A friend will rejoice with you in your moments of achievements and weep with you in your moments sadness and despair. Real true friends are few in this world.
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite. They made an appointment together to come to show him sympathy and comfort him.
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.