June 11
Job 42:10-17

More than before

After the Lord had finished speaking to Job, He said to Job’s friends; “I am angry with you because you did not speak the truth about Me. Now go make a sacrifice to Me! Job will pray for you and I will answer his prayer.”

The three friends did what the Lord told them to do, and after Job had prayed for them the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Job had children again; seven sons and three beautiful daughters. Once again he owned thousands of camels, sheep, donkeys and cattle. He lived to a very old age—long enough to see his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.

Will my problems ever come to an end?

As surely as spring follows winter, and morning follows a dark and lonely night, so God will bring you through your time of trouble. David said this in one of his psalms: “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5.

God had not left Job, even though it seemed—for a while—as though he had been abandoned. Little by little, God started putting Job’s life together again. Job could not have done this by himself because he had absolutely nothing left.

God rewards faithfulness! God had kept a record of everything the devil had taken away. The devil had used his chance to turn Job’s heart against God, but Job had passed the test! God was so pleased with Job that it seemed as though He couldn’t wait to give Job back all that had been taken from him. In fact, the Lord gave Job a lot more than he had before!

Verse for today

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:17