Thought for Today – The Words of Job

Thought for Today

“The words of Job are ended…”
Job 30:40

There came a day when the sighing and words of Job ended. The vain and empty chatter of his “friends” had not dissuaded the man of God. His true mettle showed; though broken and alone he had stood in integrity. It is here, when the words of men fail, and the clash of religious arguments have proven futile to dissuade, that God appears to silence all. Job, whose life God held in high regard, was brought to new places of wonder. Through the vehicle of repentance, he found access to the higher ways of a priesthood in which his own condition was healed as he prayed for his friends.

“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job,
when he prayed for his friends”
Job 42:10

His friends who were rebuked for not speaking rightly of God were forgiven by the new found grace imparted into Job’s life. Through the fire the heart of Job had arisen to new places in God. The bitter contention accomplished the work and wisdom of God. The dross was consumed and his eyes opened; Job had crossed over from a life of hearing God to the place of seeing God.

“I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear:
but now mine eye seeth thee”
Job 42:5

In all contentions there must come a time when:

“The words of Job are ended”

Brian Troxel

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