The LORD saw Job through all His terrible troubles. It’s a lesson we would all do well to take to heart.

BibleGateway: Job 42:12-17

ESV Text: Job 42:12-17

Job 42:12–17 (Listen)

12 And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first daughter Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch. 15 And in all the land there were no women so beautiful as Job’s daughters. And their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers. 16 And after this Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, four generations. 17 And Job died, an old man, and full of days.


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 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. 13 He had also seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch. 15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. 16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations. 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 425:
All Depends on our Possessing — Organ Audio

1. All depends on our possessing 
God’s abundant grace and blessing, 
Though all earthly wealth depart. 
He who trusts with faith unshaken 
In His God is not forsaken 
And e’er keeps a dauntless heart. 

2. He who hitherto hath fed me 
And to many joys hath led me, 
Is and ever shall be mine. 
He who did so gently school me, 
He who still doth guide and rule me, 
Will remain my Help divine. 

3. Many spend their lives in fretting 
Over trifles and in getting 
Things that have no solid ground. 
I shall strive to win a treasure 
That will bring me lasting pleasure 
And that now is seldom found. 

4. When with sorrow I am stricken, 
Hope my heart anew will quicken, 
All my longing shall be stilled. 
To His loving-kindness tender 
Soul and body I surrender; 
For in Him alone I build. 

5. Well He knows what best to grant me; 
All the longing hopes that haunt me, 
Joy and sorrow, have their day. 
I shall doubt His wisdom never,– 
As God wills, so be it ever,– 
I to Him commit my way. 

6. If on earth my days He lengthen, 
He my weary soul will stengthen; 
All my trust in Him I place. 
Earthly wealth is not abiding, 
Like a stream away is gliding; 
Safe I anchor in His grace.