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If You Can Pray, You Still Have Hope

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Praying Through the Bible #36 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT: Job 8:1-7

We are in a series of messages titled "Praying Through the Bible: A Series on Every Passage and Verse Regarding Prayer in the Bible". The purpose of this series is to encourage and motivate you to pray to the God of the Bible. We highlighted each of these over 500 verses and passages in the new Prayer Motivator Devotional Bible. So far, we have done 35 messages in this series.

This is message #36 titled "If You Can Pray, You Have Hope"

Many of you are familiar with the story of Job in the Old Testament. Job lived in Edom, an area to the south and east of the Dead Sea. The Bible tells us that Job was "the greatest of the men of the east." He had 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, 500 donkeys, and a large household, consisting of seven sons, three daughters, and multiple servants. He was also "blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil."

Because the devil wanted to cause Job to turn his back on God, God allowed the devil to test Job by causing all of Job's material possessions to be taken from him or destroyed. His ten children also lost their lives, and Job was struck with a severe disease. His wife was ready to thrown in the towel. She told Job to "curse God and die." God had allowed the devil to take everything away from Job except his own life.

After this calamity, three of Job's friends came by to mourn with him and counsel him regarding what he should do. These three friends are infamous for not being very comforting to Job at all.