16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. The suffering may have lasted a number of years for "children" to be born. What is outstanding here is that God gave him double what he had before. Her statement to Job was was ironically inspired by God to provoke thought and realization. By the end of the series, Jim and Pam's marriage went back on track after they both came clean and made sacrifices. “The end of the Lord,” that is, His purpose, “is very pitiful, and [full] of tender mercy.”. That reminds us of what happened in the first chapters of Genesis in the creation and the fall of man. Steve, I agree with you 100%. 16 After this, Job lived a hundred and forty years; he saw his children and their children to the fourth generation. You know how – you have imagined for yourself creatures more fierce and untameable than any that walks the earth. Help us, Lord, to live in the light of that day, even here and now. Job’s wife is conspicuously absent from the happy ending in which Job’s world is restored. Job and the friends of Job had said things about God that just were not true. In order to be able to forgive and to receive others and to be merciful to others, we must understand God’s mercy towards us. The fullness of Job’s age here points to the fullness of life that we will have with God in eternity. Thankfully my son seems to have recovered. Isaiah has in mind the New Testament church. In the well-known biblical story dealing with the problem of undeserved suffering, Job loses his children, his possessions, and his health. Who Is Rebecca? It’s like naming your daughters Cinderella, Passion and L’Oreal. And Job gave them an inheritance along with their brothers which was just as extravagant a gesture as the outrageous names. Abraham lived right around the same time as Job and we remember the grief of Abraham and Sarah at being childless. For the most part in his suffering, Job had suffered alone, without the sympathy of others. Job’s wife prefigures or perhaps even generates the impatience of the dialogues. but now my eyes have seen you. I cannot believe that a man in his condition would have remarried, but Job did have a wife (31:10). Change ). 13 And he also had seven sons and three daughters. In that day, too, Satan will no longer taunt the people of God. She stuck by him, didn’t nag him and most assuredly cared for him. Why is that? Someday, in heaven, we will look back on our lives here on earth and we will be able to see how our trials served to bring us to glory. God gives Satan a measure of authority to do so. Today we come to our last study in the book of Job, chapter 42:10-17. But with people, and now, with children, that is different. Satan took his servants kids and possessions. And Job’s receiving exactly twice what he had before was an indication to him, to his friends, and to us that God’s grace and favor rested on Job. that was her answer to her misery in this situation. Also, the bible is your best companion now, chew the word, and through that he will give you grace and wisdom to forgive your wife. Job's faith in God was steadfast. Check the testament of job. But now they gather, his friends and his family, in fellowship with him, to comfort and to console and to encourage him. Yet his wife, who actually escaped death, is excluded from this scene of familial bliss. Job’s initial response to his wife’s provocative suggestion is harsh: “You speak as any foolish woman would speak. In the well-known biblical story dealing with the problem of undeserved suffering, Job loses his children, his possessions, and his health. We would never have needed the Bible if Our first parents would have appreciated what they had.. and not think so much of their selfishness.. and seeing our First human parents sinned before they had children.. well what could they produce now?? The second is that this is outrageous and unrealistic. In yesterday's entry of J.K. Rowling's 12 days of Harry Potter stories on her site Pottermore, the Potter mastermind revealed what happened to Slytherin villain Draco Mal Meyers, Carol, General Editor. This is a beautiful piece. ONE CAN LIVE IN TO HAVE A VERY HAPPY/JOYFUL LIFE I KNOW A WOMEN WHO COULD NOT UNDERSTAND WHY GOD ALLOW HER CHILD TO DIE YEARS LATER SHE WAS BLESS WITH ANOTHER CHILD AND SHE WAS WHOLE AGAIN AND CONSIDER GOD WITH HER SAME HUSBAND HAD GIVEN HER THEM ANOTHER CHILD AS HE DID WITH JOB.. Master's thesis or not, Job's experience with his wife has been similar to my own. Much has been written about the unusual challenge the Book of Job offers in its audacious questioning of the ways of God, but one never hears of the contribution of Job’s wife to the antidogmatic bent of the text. addy886256dd691921dfe7694c3e5950f818 = addy886256dd691921dfe7694c3e5950f818 + 'prca' + '.' + 'org'; … (Job 41:1-3, 4-10). In doing so she does him much good, for this turns out to be the royal road to deepening one’s knowledge, to opening one’s eyes. The devil was after him because Job tore down a synagogue of idols and satan worship, where animals were being sacrificed to satan. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.”  That verse points out two things in the book of Job:  the patience of Job as an example for us from which we should learn; and that the book is not only about Job, but also about God.