chronological day 31 :)

Please read Job 40:6-24, Job 41, and Job 42, and come on back!  Let’s visit a little bit more about Job.  Even these Old Testament histories have principles that can be applied to us today!

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Interesting: the Lord was angry with the friends for not speaking accurately about Him, and then what does He have Job do for them?  God speaks to Eliphaz:

“I’ve had it with you and your two friends. I’m fed up! You haven’t been honest either with me or about me—not the way my friend Job has. So here’s what you must do. Take seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my friend Job. Sacrifice a burnt offering on your own behalf. My friend Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer” (42:7-8 MSG) 

JOB PRAYS FOR THEM, rather than continuing in a futile argument with them!

“After Job had interceded for his friends, God restored his fortune” (42:10 MSG)

Sometimes we learn from an example what TO DO, and sometimes we learn from an example what NOT TO DO. Here we have both!  

3 thoughts on “chronological day 31 :)

  1. Debbie Bracewell says:

    Why do you think that Job’s daughters were mentioned and not his sons? Just wondering, since most the time the males are listed and not so much females.

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  2. Ralph Madrigal says:

    What captures me today was Job 42:5
    I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes.
    In earlier chapters Job was scared for his children so he had burnt offerings periodically because he didn’t know what the lord would do if his children sinned. Maybe Job heard all the bad things capable of the Lord so fear was his motivation to stay righteous. Bildad, Eliphaz and Zophar only backed that up further. All they did was remind Job of repenting of his sin so GOD may spare his life. Also I noticed GOD mentioned to the three that he was angry with them because they did not speak accurately of him but he did not say a word of Elihu. I wonder what comes further in life from Elihu? Job’s entire book had one theme to me, “Faith and Patience”. I will use this theme in 2019 and continue to pray that my family and I will be worthy of the Lord’s mercy and grace.
    Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you on this journey.

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