Friday, 28 October 2016

When Job prayed for them

And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. – Job 42.7

After all the help and advice and suggestions that Job’s friends gave him how was he going to respond?

None of us like to be accused falsely or have assumptions made of us. We don’t like having people act self-righteous and like somehow they have all of our problems figured out. The thing we’d like to do is respond in kind.

But what happened here?

Job prayed for his friends.

It may sound a little oversimplified but when it comes down to it the answer to any issue or conflict of disappointment amongst believers is to simply pray for each other.

It is hard to dislike someone you are honestly praying for. If you are asking God to be with them it is hard for you to be against them.

Who is there in our lives that we just really have a hard time tolerating? Who is there who have only caused us problems? Who is there that we just don’t like?

Maybe it’s time for us to pray for them? 

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