God Comforts (Job 42:7-17)

We have come to the end of the book of Job. As we take a step back and consider what has happened in the book, we are awaiting a conclusion to the matter. In the first two chapters we saw that Job was put in a trial as Satan asserted that God was not just because he blesses his people. Satan declares that the only reason people serve God is for the blessings God gives to them. So Job becomes a test to see if Job will serve God for God or for the blessings God gives. After losing his children, his wealth, and his health, Job did not curse God. Even though he feels that he has lost his relationship with God, Job continues to maintain his own righteousness and does not turn his back on God as Satan claimed he would…

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