hope from Job, 32 of 34: prayer for sinners

William Blake [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
In Job 42:7-9 God speaks to Eliphaz.  At first I thought this might be the young man who speaks to Job last but he is not.  God tells Eliphaz that he is angry with him and his friends because they had not spoken what is right about God.  God goes on to tell Eliphaz to take sacrificial animals to Job and have Job make the sacrifice and pray for them.  We know that God does not hear the prayers of sinners, John 9:31, but this passage tells us He is willing to listen to prayers on their behalf.  There’s hope in that!  Who am I praying for?


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