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Job’s wife’s suffering (except for the painful sores) was just as keen as Job’s.

She had lost just as much, and her angry advice to Job is completely understandable: “Curse God and die!” (Job 2:9).

Yet even in Job’s response, he “did not sin in what he said” (v. 10).

He merely noted that she spoke “like a foolish woman,” implying that he knew her character to be noble.

The text also highlights the fact that Job’s friends truly did sympathize with his situation and were there to provide genuine comfort (v. 11). But Job’s wife and his friends couldn’t fathom that he was part of a cosmic battle they didn’t comprehend.

In this life, certain things will remain beyond our understanding. Perhaps someone close to you faces some unanswerable questions. Who might need your quiet presence today?

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