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When Bad Things Happen to Good People — 2 Comments

  1. Great teaching. Thanks!

    A while back I was thinking about Job’s wife and her not so “help-mate” actions. The LORD was very silent concerning her advice to her husband. Albeit, she had just lost all her children and probably the life style she was accustomed to, so she too was suffering. All that saying, nothing is heard about her, directly anyway, through the remainder of the book. But, it “dawned” on me that at the end of the book, Job’s wife comes into view, indirectly, I think.

    Job 42:13>He had also seven sons and three daughters.

    There’s different ways to look at this, but the way I understand this is that Mrs. Job was probably getting on in years. Not being a woman myself, I can only imagine, (It was another wife’s poor advice that started this whole mess, and the LORD’s response to Eve, and all child bearing women is:
    Gen 3:16
    Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children;), that for her, at her age, to be pregnant in that hot climate(roughly 90 months total, 7.5 years!), give birth to, and raise 10 more kids must have been a bit MUCH!? 
    I perceive the LORD’s Sense of Humor, and Grace, in dealing with Mrs. Job’s actions towards Mr. Job. I’m sure having her own brand new babies in the house was a thrill, delight, healing, and comfort for her and Job. However, being a fairly new grandparent myself, I can just wonder about her labor, day and night, taking care of them. Our grand kids get to be handed back over to their parent’s when their time with us is over. As much as we love them to pieces, when the time comes for their parents to pick them up, Granma and Papa are very relieved. Mrs. Job was now Mrs. 0n-The-“JOB” 24/7!!
    Just a thought?

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