Double Time (Job)

In Job 42:12, God blessed Job with TWICE what he had lost in chapters 1 & 2. The number of livestock listed in this verse is double the number cited in 1:3.

However, in 42:13, God replaced the number of children Job had lost, 10, with only another 10. This begs the question, “Why double the animals, but not the children?”

I like how one commentator answers that question: “Because Job’s seven sons and three daughters he’d lost were alive & well waiting for him in heaven.”

Jesus told a grieving Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26). Oh, what a reunion that must’ve been when Job & his wife were met in heaven by the children they’d lost. Oh, what a reunion it will be for the rest of us as well. I love you, Jordan!

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