Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
God wanted to ensure that Job understood the power and knowledge of the Lord.
Finally, God intervened for Job. God spoke to Job in questions describing the Lord's might and wonder. All to ensure that Job understood the power and knowledge of the Lord.
Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer. (Job 40.2 Bible in Basic English (BBE))
Job responded that he was of no matter and would not speak as he had already said all he had to say.
God responded, telling Job again to be a man and again asking Job if he denies God's right to justify himself. Job refused to argue with God.
God spoke in great anger to Eliphaz, Zophar, and Bildad, those who had judged and tortured Job with their words. God was angry with how they had spoken to Job about God. He praised how Job had spoken of God and criticized them.
The Lord blessed Job more richly than he had before. His children were beautiful, and he was wealthy beyond words. He left an inheritance of wealth to his sons and lived 140 years more after God blessed him.
Father, there is so much to be learned from Job. Patience and strength of character were evidenced by Job, something to work on. Persistence in the face of ridicule, Job was like a stone for much of his torture, brave and sure of his faith. His ability to praise you and your wonders is beautiful and inspiring. I dream of being like Job for you, strong, faith-filled, eloquent, and never-wavering. I will nurture these blessings and strengths to show my love and respect for you. Amen.
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