January 31 – Scripture of the Day

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Today I read the conclusion of Job. After all his suffering, all his trials, all his debate back and forth with his friends. After God challenged him time after time after time.

Now we are to the redemption point in the story.

Job 42:12 says, “So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning. For now he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 teams of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.”

Here is what the Reformation Study Bible Commentary says about this passage: Job is restored, and those who refused to be near him in his dark hour (19:13–20) are forgiven… God had allowed Satan (the Adversary) to strike Job to prove that His servant would remain true. The reader knows that Satan was proved a liar: Job never cursed God (1:11; 2:5) and God was glorified. It was the good pleasure of God to reward His servant…

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Today’s reading: Job 40:6-42:17
Tomorrow’s reading: Exodus 1:1-4:17

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