This is message of hope for the blessed people over 50.
Did you know that God blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning? Job 42:12 (NLT) “So the Lord blessed Job in the second half of his life even more than in the beginning.”
So cheer up and look forward to the restoration that God is going to bring in your life – AND THEN He is going to double it. You will have so much that you will be able to be a blessing to others. Believe it, proclaim it and live it to the glory of God.
But: There is a catch to this blessing. Many times Jesus gives us a promise from His Word, but there is always a condition attached to this promise. There are two things to look at:
- In verse 7 God says He is angry with the friends of Job because they have not spoken accurately about God.
- So, it is important to speak right about God and who He really is. I see and hear lately on the TV that people speak so lightly and blatantly about Jesus Christ as if He is the local boy next door?
- Read the Word of God and see that Jesus Christ is in actual fact God incarnate in the flesh (1 Tim 3:16)
- Second of all. Even though the friends of Job irritated him so much with their accusations, he was still required to pray for them. They had to bring the required sacrifice and Job had to pray for them.
So make a list of all your friends who annoy you the most and those ones who do not speak correctly about Jesus Christ and start to pray for them and you will see the results.
There is another catch to this blessing: Just remember that Job also received afterwards 7 more sons and 3 more daughters?
Enjoy the Word of God everyday!