Job 13:4b “… ye are all physicians of no value.”
Job here is rebuking his “friends” for suggesting that his trouble is brought on by sin. He tells them that they are like physicians of no value! They give advice, they make assumptions, and jump to the conclusion that Job’s hardship has come to him because he has angered God and sinned against Him.
I wonder how many of us in times past has given this same advice and could be characterized by this same analogy? When we speak to our friends, our loved ones, and even strangers; are we messengers of the grace of God, or are we as doctors that can’t treat the illness? Do we add to the hardship because of the words we speak? Or, do we bring the message of grace and love of the Father to those that are hurting?
Job goes on to say in verse 15, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him:” Truly, Job is a man of God and a man of great faith! In the lowest valley in his life, he remains faithful, he encourages himself in the Lord, even when his friends cannot. What a testimony! Do not allow hardships, and trouble determine your level of faith! Decide today, that even in the storm, you will trust, lean, and remain faithful to the God of grace!