Job’s friends continue to cast accusations at Job by comparing Job’s current situation to their own ideas of how God should work in the world. Their only understanding of God as the one who punishes the wicked and rewards the righteous does not allow for a righteous man to experience tragedy. Up until now, Job has been floundering. At first these attacks left him reeling and grasping for a defense, but as the same accusations continue to be thrown at him he is slowly getting his bearing. This week, Job changes tactics. His previous defenses have fallen on deaf ears, but now Job takes a different approach.