After listening to Eliphaz and Bildad accuse Job, Zophar should have had enough sense and compassion to take a new approach. Job would hold fast to his integrity not matter what God did or his friends said, so why continue that discussion?
How sad it is when people who should share ministry end up creating misery. “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” (Romans 12:15) is good counsel to follow.
Zophar made three accusations against Job in his tirade that did not contribute healthily to Job’s self-worth in the midst of tragedy. I believe these characteristics are not always direct effects, but they are worth mentioning in the context of angry counsel.