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If Job's three friends did not spoke of God what was right, how can we make good use of the passages that register their words?

By instance, is it correct to use an isolated verse coming from the words of one of the friends who made God angry?

Job 42:7 - 9

SAGRADAS - 7 ¶ Y aconteció que después que habló el SEÑOR estas palabras a Job, el SEÑOR dijo a Elifaz temanita: Mi ira se encendió contra ti y tus dos compañeros, porque no habéis hablado por mí lo recto, como mi siervo Job. 8 Ahora pues, tomaos siete becerros y siete carneros, y andad a mi siervo Job, y ofreced holocausto por vosotros, y mi siervo Job orará por vosotros; porque solamente por su respeto no os trataré afrentosamente, por cuanto no habéis hablado por mí con rectitud, como mi siervo Job.

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Mini Simplicius Pereira Education Trainer & Trading Enterprenuer from Mumbai
This is a wonderful example How God elevates us, his children, when we praise and thank him even in our despair, suffering and ignorance of why we get troubles, even when we are just and righteous in our actions. 

This shows that God will in return will be much pleased with us for putting our trust in Him even in our tribulations and injustice done to us and will reward us greatly by submitting us those who did not stand for us in the hour of crisis, giving us hope in the acts of God though they were not favorable or just to us. Because the mystery and cause of our suffering only God knows, we just need to surrender to him and pray to him to be faithful to him even in our suffering and death. 

The best example for this is Jesus Christ himself who volunteerly accepted the suffering, humiliation and death even after being righteous, helpful and innocent in his words and actions. 

This passage of God subjecting three of Job's friends to make penance for their not supporting Job in praising and thanking God and making Job to pray for them shows God will make the sufferer to pray and help for those who did not give support to hem during his crisis or made a mockery of him. 

The message here is we should not keep any grudge on those who were not helpful or supportive to us in the hour of our crisis and even if they were mocking at us or accusing us we should forgive them and pray for their wellbeing because God alone is the Rewarder. 

Remember, how Abraham prayed for saving the city and people again and again though he too was not happy with the wrong doings of people. But God liked the act of Abraham for his unselfish prayer and concern for people. But God knows whom he can save or whom he has to destroy. We as human beings, his ignorant, lowly creatures should surrender to him in every knowledge and ignorance for our wisdom can be ignorance and our ignorance can be the wisdom in God's sight.

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