The Blessing Of Job

When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before! 
— Job 42:10

No other book of the Bible has been more misinterpreted than the book of Job. For every person who believes that God sends destruction, loss and sickness, there’s a scripture from the book of Job to back it up. My question to those individuals is, have you read the WHOLE book? Did Job end up dead with everything lost?

After 41 chapters of utter chaos comes the realization that Job had no idea what he was talking about. No really. Job 42:6 says, “I take back everything I said, and I sit in dust and ashes to show my repentance.” See that? EVERYTHING that he said before that point Job repented for! Even the ever so popular, “I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” (said with a deep and slow religious voice)

Before you endeavor to buy into any doctrine that’s not good and perfect (James 1:17) make sure to study what the whole council of God’s Word says about it. I don't argue with people who want to stick up for a doctrine that blames God for misfortune and death. If they want to live their lives like that, they can have all of mine too! 

What about the double blessing at the end? If people want to mimic the life of Job, where is their double fold blessing of restoration? Where is the twice as much of what was lost? The book of Job doesn't end in Job’s death and defeat, God restored double all that was lost—INCLUDING HIS HEALTH. The book of Job represents God’s mercy, restoration and need for a Savior! Now that we have Jesus, our median, we can go boldly before the throne room of heaven and ask for mercy and grace when we’re in need! (Heb. 4:16) Remember, Jesus came to give you life and life more abundantly! The devil was sent to steal, kill and destroy! Don’t mix those up! If it doesn't fall under life more abundant, than it doesn't belong to you!