A little sidebar from Mark…
Thanks Hilda for the distraction…
We know about his suffering.
We know about his faithfulness.
We know at least some of the story.
But, do we know how it ended?
The LORD restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends,
and the LORD increased all that Job had twofold.
Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the LORD had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.
The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
He had seven sons and three daughters.
Some great things here.
The Lord restored the fortunes of Job.
Did you notice when?
When he prayed for his friends.
The Lord had told one of the three friends that they were wrong and that Job would pray for them.
When Job prayed, his fortunes were restored.
They were forgiven…reconciled.
The Lord increased all that Job had twofold.
All who had known him before brought him money and gold.
He had double the sheep that he lost.
Double the camels.
Double the oxen.
Double the female donkeys.
But, what of the children?
In Job 1 we learn that Job had seven sons and three daughters.
They all died in a whirlwind sent by satan.
In Job 42 we see that Job then had seven sons and three daughters.
This is a precious, poignant moment in the Word.
Job had double the children.
Ten, the original, were awaiting him in glory.
Ten, were with him on earth.
A picture of God’s grace and mercy…
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