At the conclusion of the book of Job, God blesses him even more than before. One of the blessings mentioned is that Job has ten children. Seven are sons and three are daughters.
What is interesting is that in an age when sons are revered and daughters are essentially ignored, righteous Job elevates his daughters.
It is Job’s daughters who are mentioned by name, not his sons.
Additionally, Job grants his daughters an inheritance, along with their brothers.
This is a counter-cultural move — and one that I think pleases God greatly.
May we do the same.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and numerous books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.