(This is an excerpted chapter from a devotional book project called “Holy Forsaken” that I am still very much in the middle of)

To me the most amazing thing about Job’s story is how it ends. Many people remember that he got everything back and then some. But what amazes me is that God literally makes him the agent of his friends’ reconciliation with God.

“After the Lord had said these things to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, because you have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. 8 So now take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and sacrifice a burnt offering for yourselves. My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly. You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has.” …

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