Job 42:10 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.
Did God forget something? Our verse today, Job 42:10 says; “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.” When Job prayed for the forgiveness of his friends, (who had been somewhat miserable friends,) God released him from the oppression he was under. This does teach us about the need and the power of forgiving. However, it also says that God gave Job twice as much as he originally lost. Twice as many sheep, camels, oxen, and donkey’s. Yet Job was only blessed with seven sons and three daughters. Granted that is a large family, but it is the same number of children he had to begin with. Job 1:2 says; “And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.” That is not double, it’s the same. Did God forget something?
Oh no my friend, God didn’t mess up here. You see God blessed Job with another ten children. However, in Job 19:25 Job said; “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” Job knew that in the resurrection which he spoke of he would see those first ten children again. Even Job’s life was twice as long as Psalm 90:10 says a natural man’s days should be when it said. “The days of our years are threescore years and ten;…” Oh no dear friend, God is forgetting nothing.
You can trust in God’s word when He says something. The blessings and promises in His word all happen just as God says they will. That also means that when God speaks of judgement for the lost, well, that will happen like He said as well.
What promises are you anticipating?
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