Job prayed for his friends, and after that God did not deal with them according to their folly for the sake of Job’s prayer, that is, did not punish them or give them any retribution. Why? Because the prayer God’s servant Job made for them reached God’s ears and was accepted by God and thus God forgave them. What have you seen from this? When God blesses a man, he will reward him a lot. This reward will not only be material, and God will also bestow to him authority, making him qualified to pray for others. God, hearing his prayer, will not remember and will overlook their transgressions. This was the authority God gave to Job. By “sparing them from being condemned through Job’s prayer,” God put those foolish people to shame. Of course, this was Jehovah God’s special punishment to Eliphaz and the others.
Job Once Again Received God’s Blessing and Would No Longer Be Accused by Satan
During the time when Job was tried, what he thought and determined to do in his heart showed God a result, and the result was satisfactory to God. Later, God took away the trials, and then, Job went out of the painful situation. Thereafter, the trials upon Job disappeared and never came again. Because he had undergone the trials and had stood and thoroughly triumphed over satan in the trials, God blessed him justifiably. Just as what is recorded in Job 42:10 and 12, Job once again received God’s blessing and received more than he had before. At that time, satan retreated, and it said nothing more and did nothing more. From then on, Job was never again disturbed or attacked by satan, and God’s blessing to him was never again accused by satan.