Repentance and restoration: Job 42

Lord, forgive us our ignorance that You want us to be drawn closer to You whether we are high or low in life. Thank You for Your mercy and grace. Amen.

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Today’s reading: Job 40-42.

Prosperity is a painted window which shuts out much of the clear light of God and only when the blue and the crimson and the golden tinge are removed is the glass restored to its full transparency. Adversity thus takes away tinge and color and dimness and we see our God far better than before—if our eyes are prepared for the light. The Lord had taken everything away from Job, and this paved the way to His giving him more of Himself. In the absence of other goods the good God is the better seen. In prosperity God is heard and that is a blessing. But in adversity God is seen and that is a greater blessing.  – Charles Spurgeon, Job Among the Ashes

Job’s suffering led him to the presence of God, and when he saw God he said, “I despise myself and repent in dust…

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