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Trials, Discouragement, Faithfulness – Ag in the Bible

June 9, 2013

…and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. – Job 1:3

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn Job 38 and 39 there is a lengthy example of examples of His provision. Job had been tested. All he had to do to end the misery was denounce God. He didn’t.

Sometimes it’s easy to get discouraged. Things go wrong, people don’t keep their word or outright lie and deceive. People who vow to love us don’t. It’s hard to explain how a teen’s only purebred homebred doe breaking her neck is not that bad, or good. It’s a year of work found in the end of life due to an accident.

In the end Job was rewarded for his faithfulness.

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.

Job lived to see four generations of offspring. There’s more than just riches in money. These would be a large farm today, with modern technology to tend to them.

Stay faithful.

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