This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting “Rise and shine!” It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing. God spoke with Moses face-to-face, as neighbors speak to one another.
Three of Job’s friends heard of all the trouble that had fallen on him. Each traveled from his own country–Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuhah, Zophar from Naamath–and went together to Job to keep him company and comfort him. When they first caught sight of him, they couldn’t believe what they saw–they hardly recognized him! They cried out in lament, ripped their robes, and dumped dirt on their heads as a sign of their grief. Then they sat with him on the ground. Seven days and nights they sat there without saying a word. They could see how rotten he felt, how deeply he was suffering.
John 15:13 ~ Proverbs 27:14 ~ Exodus 33:11 ~ Job 2:11-13