Friday, 01 December 2017 – The Glorious End of Job

Job 42:10-17_10. And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before 11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and everyone an earring of gold 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters 14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima and the name of the second, Kenzie and the name of the third, Keren-happuch 15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren 16 After this lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations 17 So Job died, being old and full of days._

when he is tried, shall receive a crown of life (James 1:12), as Job, when he was tried, received all the wealth, and honour, and comfort, which here we have an account of.

God turned (Job’s)his captivity, that is, he redressed his grievances and took away all the causes of his complaints he loosed him from the bond with which Satan had now, for a great while, bound him, and delivered him out of those cruel hands into which he had delivered him. We may suppose that now all his bodily pains and distempers were healed so suddenly and so thoroughly that the cure was next to miraculous: His flesh became fresher than a child’s, and he returned to the days of his youth and, what was more, he felt a very great alteration in his mind it was calm and easy, and the tumult was all over, his disquieting thoughts had all vanished, his fears were silenced, and the consolations of God were now as much the delight of his soul as his terrors had been its burden. The tide thus turned, his troubles began to ebb as fast as they had flowed, just then when he was praying for his friends, praying over his sacrifice which he offered for them.

Mercy did not return when he was disputing with his friends, no, not though he had right on his side, but when he was praying for them for God is better served and pleased with our warm devotions than with our warm disputations.

When Job completed his repentance by this instance of his forgiving men their trespasses, then God completed his remission by turning his captivity. Note, We are really doing our business when we are praying for our friends, if we pray in a right manner, for in those prayers there is not only faith, but love. Christ has taught us to pray with and for others in teaching us to say, Our Father and, in seeking mercy for others, we may find mercy ourselves.

Our Lord Jesus has his exaltation and dominion there, where he ever lives making intercession.

Endurance is the key, no matter what you go through still hold on, steadfast and surely the end will be glorious.

Romans 8:18-19
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.