And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold. So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.
This week we have been studying the four responses of Job during his trial. We've seen that his first response was to humble himself and worship God. Secondly, he kept his faith in God, and thirdly, unfortunately, he complained. Today, we see that Job persevered through his trial. Because of Job's perseverance, God blesses him. If Job did not persevere through his trial, he might not have seen the blessings of the Lord. As we are going through our trials, we need to persevere through them, but that is only possible with God. We need to be praying and seeking God's wisdom. It is only by His strength that we can even get through the trials, but our mindset and focus need to be on Him in order to persevere through it. At the end of the trials, God has blessings prepared for us. The blessings of God may not always be something physical. It may just be an increased faith and growth in our Christian life. The greatest blessing that we can ever get is God's presence in our lives through the trials even when you can't see Him. So, persevere through your trials and don't give up. God can give the strength you need to get through it, but your focus should always be on Him and never waver from Him.
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