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Then, when Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his wealth and happiness! In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!”Job 42:10
The Book of Job is about a man who loses everything at the planned attack of satan.
I say planned, because God uses this opportunity to test Job, knowing full well, what his response would be.
Yet, everything we go through, is not a result of something we’ve done wrong, or because God doesn’t love us. It was for us that Job experienced what He had; and for God to reveal a hinderance in his life.
When all is said and done, the Lords anger was aroused against Job’s friends for not speaking of Him in the right way. (Job 42:7)
They are commanded to take sacrifices to Job, so he could pray and ask God to forgive them.
So, here’s my point:
- God wanted Job to forgive them for their mistreatment of him.
We must forgive those who mistreat us, forgiveness brings deliverance.
- After, and only after Job prayed for his friends, did the Lord restore his loses. TWICE as much as he had before.
Not only does forgiveness bring deliverance but being obedient to forgive and praying for our enemies, allows God to forgive us. (Mark 11:25)
Then we can walk in freedom and not oppression, we can fully experience the blessings from God.
“What can you let go of today?”
I want to invite you to know Christ today, true love, forgiveness, and freedom are only found in Him.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose to give me life. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins opening my heart and life for You to come in. I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.
We hope today’s devotion has inspired you. We love you guys, and are constantly praying for you. Have a very blessed day.