Job 15-17 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Job makes quite a statement about his friends here: “I have heard many such things; miserable comforters are you all. Shall windy words have an end? Or what provokes you that you answer? I also could speak as you do, if you were in my place; I could join words together against you and shake my head at you. I could strengthen you with my mouth, and the solace of my lips would assuage your pain” (Job 16:2-5).
As depressed and proud as Job is, I believe he’s really hit on something here. How often to we try to say something to someone who is in difficulty and it comes across as overbearing, critical, and uncaring? Job’s words are an important reminder that God has given us two ears and two eyes, but only one tongue.