Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.
Job 8:7 NIV
An article in the Toronto Star last year about the future of Canada said, “Genomics and other breakthrough health care technologies will reduce mortality, improve quality of life and increase life expectancy within the next two decades. Centennial birthdays will become commonplace as genomic medicine makes it possible to detect, prevent and treat diseases before they happen. Regenerative medicine will revolutionize organ transplantation, while wearable devices such as implanted microchips and brain-computer interfaces will become ubiquitous.”
There is no person in the Bible that went through a more difficult time than Job. God allowed Satan to have full sway in Job’s life to prove to the devil that nothing he can do to a faith-filled man can draw him away from the Lord. God had prospered Job, and even his wealth hadn’t caused him to deny God. So, God gives Job a great promise. It is found in Job 8:7: “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.” The context of this verse is the words of Job’s friend Bildad. The verse comes as a promise at the end of a command – “But if you will seek God earnestly and plead with the Almighty, if you are pure and upright, even now he will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state. Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be.” Bildad knew that the final chapter of Job’s life hadn’t been written yet. He also knew from past experience that those who keep trusting the Lord, and living in Him, during trying times, will see the blessings of God in the land of the living. And Job did. Keep your eyes on Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.