Job Prayed for His Friends

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Job 41:12-42:17 today.
After all the harsh words that the friends of Job spoke to him, God told the friends that they needed to go to Job and he would do something for them. Listen to this, “Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has” (Job 42:8).
Job would pray for his friends! Verse 10 says that Job did it. How could he do that? Well, they were his friends. Can friends be angry at one another, but still maintain their friendships? They should be able to, if their friendship was deep enough, and if the friendship was based on mutual care for one another.
Could you pray for your friends if they had spoken to you the things that they had spoken to Job? If you could not, look into why you have them for friends. Then do what you can to change the nature of your friendship that when you do have a serious disagreement, that you may have a heart of compassion that will lead you to pray for them, regardless of what happens between you.

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