At this point in the story, Job's friends are beginning to sound like broken records. They continue saying the same thing over and over and over again: God is just, you must have sinned, you need to repent. As I've already written over the past several days, his friends really had no idea what they were talking about. However, this makes me thinking about the temptation that I can fall into sometimes where I want people to understand my point of view so they will respond to an issue the way I want them to respond. And just like Job's friends, I become like a broken record – repeating my thought over and over and over again. The problem is that, after time, people don't listen anymore. Jesus didn't drive the message home by drilling the same thing into people's heads. He patiently walked with them, and because of his kindness, they were willing to change. Broken records are not enjoyable to listen; they're annoying, and the result is that they get turned off.