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Read Job 42:1-6 and 10-17


Read Job 42:1-6 and 10-17

42  Then Job answered the Lord.
2I know, Lord, that you are all-powerful;
that you can do everything you want.
3You ask how I dare question your wisdom
when I am so very ignorant.
I talked about things I did not understand,
about marvels too great for me to know.
4You told me to listen while you spoke
and to try to answer your questions.
5In the past I knew only what others had told me,
but now I have seen you with my own eyes. 6So I am ashamed of all I have said
and repent in dust and ashes.

10 Then, after Job had prayed for his three friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had had before. 11All Job’s brothers and sisters and former friends came to visit him and feasted with him in his house. They expressed their sympathy and comforted him for all the troubles the Lord had brought on him. Each of them gave him some money and a gold ring.
12 The Lord blessed the last part of Job’s life even more than he had blessed the first. Job owned 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 2,000 head of cattle, and 1,000 donkeys. 13He was the father of seven sons and three daughters. 14He called the eldest daughter Jemimah, the second Keziah, and the youngest Keren Happuch.e 15There were no other women in the whole world as beautiful as Job’s daughters. Their father gave them a share of the inheritance along with their brothers.
16 Job lived 140 years after this, long enough to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 17And then he died at a very great age.


I'm glad Job has a happy ending.  The Job book is a parable about going through trials - and learning about the greatness and glory of God even through those difficulties.
Verse 5 is beautiful:  "In the past I knew only what others had told me, but now I have seen you with my own eyes."


Lord help me not to know only what others have told me, but let me see you for myself.

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