Food for the Day - 2023 SATURDAY, 29 JULY 2023 TEXT: JOB 42 : 7 - 16 TOPIC: LET ME HAVE A BETTER ENDING



JOB 42 : 7 - 16 NIV

7: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 the truth about me, as my servant Job has.

8:So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.”

9:So Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite did what the Lord told them; and the Lord accepted Job’s prayer.

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

11: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 on him, and each one gave him a piece of silver and a gold ring.

12:The Lord blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys.

13:And he also had seven sons and three daughters.

14:The first daughter he named Jemimah, the second Keziah and the third Keren-Happuch.

15: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.

16:After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation.


Job was introduced as a rich man with a godly character. But all of a sudden, that rich and godly man was visited by the devil, although with the permission of the Almighty God, and he lost everything and was afflicted by a terrible disease. But he still had faith in the Lord. 

And the Almighty God visited him again with a high commendation about his moral life, restored and gave him even more wealth than before and blessed him with a wonderful family.

Thus, "the Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the first" (42:12). This means that we should persistently follow and trust Christ every step of the way. We should not give up.

QUESTION: Do you trust God even in these difficult times?

PRAYER: Lord God, help me to trust You, even in these difficult times, in Jesus name. Amen.

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