After the Lord challenges Job, Job responds saying “I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know… I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You. Therefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”
This is what it is like walking with God. His word exposes our sin and our need for a Savior which leads us to repentance, which leads to restoration, which ultimately leads to closer fellowship with the Lord.
The story ends as it began, with Job at the altar. This time Job is interceding for his three friends who spoke incorrectly about God. So Job lays down his anger and frustration toward his friends and prays for them. Then the Lord restores Job and “the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning… After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. So Job died, old and full of days.”
And that’s a wrap on the Patriarch Era! Next up – Exodus Era. Remember we left the Israelites (Jacob’s descendants) in Egypt multiplying into the great nation the Lord promised they would become. The story picks up there tomorrow, so keep reading. (Job 40:6-42:17)
Creation Era (Genesis 1:1-11:26) ✔️
Patriarch Era (Genesis 11:27-50:26 and Job) ✔️
Exodus Era (Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) up now!
Eras to follow: Conquest, Judges, Kingdom, Divided Kingdom, Captivity, Return, Silent, Gospel, Church, Missions, and EndTimes/New Beginnings