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In these passages Job seems to be less despairing of his condition and stronger in his conviction to remain faithful to God. God had severely treated Job. Job’s children were killed. He lost all of his possessions, and his body was covered by boils.

Initially, Job was quite upset and despairing.  He wanted to die. However, as Job continued his discussions with his friends he renewed his spiritual convictions and strength.

Job was determined to continue being right before God. Job said,  “Till I die I will not put away my integrity from me. I hold fast my righteousness and will not let it go.”

It occurred to me that those who have greater Faith will have greater trials. I believe one’s Faith grows through the trials that God gives us.

The Bible says, “Tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint.” The Bible also says, “The one who endures to the end will be saved.”

Therefore, we should embrace our trials, knowing that God is shaping us and increasing our Faith. God is growing our ability to persevere and remain on the pathway that needs to Heaven.