Job 13:15 -- Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.

Job 42 Commentary of the Bible

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The New Beginning  ( Job 42 )  Sunday Message

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We last saw our friend Job flat on his face before God. He had been shown two unforgettable aspects of God's glory and character. You recall how God took him on a trip through the world of nature and showed him his creative power and wisdom, not in mysteries beyond men's ken, but in the simple things all around him. God asked him questions, but he could not answer. Neither can we, with our advanced science today. By means of this, God showed Job that he was entirely out of his league in trying to question God's ways and God's wisdom.

Christmas at Uz  ( Job 42 )  Sunday Message

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It is a common thing for writers of songs and books to describe Christmas as it has been celebrated in various unusual places of the earth. Many of you, perhaps, have read Bret Harte's wonderful little story Christmas at Roaring Camp, located up in the Sierra Nevada back in the gold rush days. At our house we have been listening to Bing Crosby singing Christmas in Killarney, and that is somewhat unusual. Then there is Christmas in Hawaii, and we have been listening to what Christmas in Mississippi is like.

A God Of Purpose  ( Job 42:1-2 )  Daily Devotion

Then Job replied to the LORD: I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:1-2)

When We Repent  ( Job 42:3-6 )  Daily Devotion

You said, Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me. My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:4-6)

Notice the difference: My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you. The inner eye of the heart sees the nature of God. And the result? Job says, I despise myself.

Prayer's Relationships  ( Job 42:5-10 )  Sunday Message

When D. L. Moody, the great American evangelist, was in Edinburgh in the 1880's, he was asked one morning to speak to a room filled with children. In order to get their attention, he began with a question. He asked them, "What is prayer?" Now he didn't really expect an answer -- he was going to answer this question himself -- but to his astonishment, hands shot up all over the room.

Prayer's Relationships  ( Job 42:5-10 )  Daily Devotion

After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before. (Job 42:10)

Speaking What Is Right  ( Job 42:7-8 )  Daily Devotion

After the LORD had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. (Job 42:7)

Forgiveness And Prayer  ( Job 42:9 )  Daily Devotion

So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job's prayer. (Job 42:9)

Christmas At Uz  ( Job 42:10-11 )  Daily Devotion

All his brothers and sisters and everyone who had known him before came and ate with him in his house. They comforted and consoled him over all the trouble the LORD had brought upon him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring. (Job 42:11)

Doesn't that sound like Christmas? I suppose you are saying, Wait a minute. Come on, this is not Christmas! Why, this was long before anyone ever celebrated Christmas! This is two thousand years before Christ came. How could there be Christmas in the book of Job?

God's Compassion And Mercy  ( Job 42:12-13 )  Daily Devotion

The LORD blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first. (Job 42:12a)

Job's Daughters  ( Job 42:14-15 )  Daily Devotion

The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch. Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers. (Job 42:14-15)

A New Beginning  ( Job 42:16-17 )  Daily Devotion

After this Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. And so he died, old and full of years. (Job 42:16-17)

The book of Job ends on a note of contentment and peace. Job was probably about seventy when the book opens, so he is an old man. What a picture of peace, a contented man. God had greatly blessed him.