Job 42:8…”My servant Job will pray for you, and I will accept his prayer and not deal with you according to your folly.” In the beginning of this book we had Job’s patience under his troubles as an example. Here, for our encouragement to follow that example, we have his happy end. His troubles began in Satan’s malice, which God restrained. His restoration began in God’s mercy, which Satan could not oppose. Mercy did not return when Job was disputing with his friends, but when he was praying for them. God is served and pleased with our warm devotions, not with our warm disputes.