God's Wrath on Job
Why do bad things happen to bad people? An analysis of God's willingness to test Job, as well as Job's willingness to remain faithful.
# 59943 | 955 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2005 |
Published on Jul 10, 2005 in History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (The Bible) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)
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In allowing Satan to take all that Job possesses, but not to physically harm him, God takes from Job everything he holds dear, his family, his wealth, his integrity, his dignity, leaving him wounded to deliberate his faith. This paper explains, however, that Job does not deliberate his faith, only God's intention. Throughout his trials and suffering, Job denies his right to blame God. This is the first temptation. Job passed this test by never blaming God. He verbally admits that God gave him all things, so it's God's right to take these things away.
From the Paper:"In Job's closing monologue he unwaveringly maintains his righteousness, setting himself apart from the enemies of God and their punishment. The dialogue displays the common understanding that the friends maintain: God prospers the righteous and punishes the wicked. Job, apparently showing his superior faith, argues that suffering is hidden in the sovereignty of God; however he still yearns for an explanation."
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