We sometimes make fun of people who turn to the back of a novel to find out the end of the story before reading the book. Though that may spoil the suspense for some books, the book of Job is one that knowing the end of the story is essential for the book to make sense and for you to apply its truths correctly.
Here is the primary ending verse that is important:
Job 42:7 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.
According to God’s last assessment of the situation, Jobs friends did not speak the truth about God. In addition, God summarizes their words as “folly.”
It is essential that you keep God’s conclusion in mind as you read this book.Continue Reading