"Weep With Them That Weep"

  • Job 2:11 “Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came every one from his own place; Eliphaz the Temanite, and Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite: for they had made an appointment together to come to mourn with him and to comfort him.
  • vs. 12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.
  • vs. 13 So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.”
  • Romans 12:15 “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”

Although Job’s 3 friends were wrong in their assessment of Job, they started out right as seen in our text. Because they saw Job’s “grief was very great” they “wept” and “sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights.”

As you can read in the other text, Rom. 12:15, every Christian should rejoice when your fellow believers are rejoicing and weep when they are weeping. If a soul is saved or baptized or repents, you should rejoice (Lk. 15:6-7, 9-10). If your brethren are burdened or sad or depressed, you weep with them.

  • Galatians 6:2 “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.”