Insulting Counselors (Job 19:1-6)

Job is willing to concede the argument of the counselors to advance his argument in chapter 19. The counselors have not pointed the eyes of this suffering saint to his heavenly call or the victory of the Messianic warrior. There is no concept that this man might be broadcasting the victory of the Lord against the serpent. Job rightly points out their failings in encouraging this suffering saint in this age. However, they all still miss the wisdom of the suffering unto glory. They all (including Job) fail to see that in order for the serpent to be crushed the warrior must suffer.