Saturday: 6th October, 2018
Reference text Job 42:1-3,5-6,12-16
Job 42:12 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.
How often have we encountered people who neither say what they mean nor mean what they say? With such, it is difficult to have a clear path to follow because one seems unable to want to believe what they say- it just does not feel right to trust completely. The same however, cannot be said about the promises of God.
Often, as we go through scriptures, regardless of the order of books, chapters or verses; God always comes through on His word. And although God invites and wants us to become creatures who walk by faith and not by sight, He clearly knows our very frame and how much we delight to use our senses to satisfy our curiosity. Therefore, the concluding chapter in the book of Job presents a clear case of an instance when God fulfilled His word EXACTLY as He had pronounced it, with factual and measurable EVIDENCE that our human senses can confirm- numbers.
In the opening chapter, Job’s assets were listed as ‘seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses'(Job 1:3). When we compare these numbers with those presented in today’s verse, that was a clear fulfilment of God’s word in Isaiah 61:7a “For your shame ye shall have double”. After all Job went through, the word of God was fulfilled exactly as spoken.
Sweetheart, many may be the promises you have read and received from our Father in heaven, but even if these delay in arriving, just know that God will not leave out a single item out when it comes to the fulfilment of those promises made to you.
Remember # God is God, and He really does mean to fulfil all He says because: He is able and willing to.