As I think about Job and the closing to this book, I am reminded of how good God is to us. I'm also really thankful that I'm not God because I would have handled Job a little more harshly than God did. In the end, God doesn't say, "Job, I was really planning on giving you a new fortune and blessing your life, but then you started questioning me. I've decided you don't deserve it. I've decided you said a little too much, and now you will pay for the rest of your life." Instead, God graciously blesses Job with more wealth than he ever could imagine and a larger family than he ever had before.
This book reminds me that I am allowed to come to God with my questions and misunderstandings, and just as a parent wouldn't write off a child who didn't understand, neither will God write us off when we're willing to listen in return and accept His response. I'm so glad that I serve a God whom I can approach with honesty and that He will not turn me away or punish me because of my ignorance.