Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday - Job 2 - Page Two

ne might guess (if reading Job for the first time) that surely God was through testing Job after he had allowed Satan to take from him all that he had. However, that was not the case.  In a way, things were just getting started. The setting is similar though.  Satan came to report to God.  God asked him about Job. Satan made accusations against Job. And, God gave Satan permission to do more than he had already done.

This time Job lost his health and the support of his wife.  He did have 3 "friends" who came to see him, but what can be said about their friendship? They said nothing for a week and when they did finally commence their conversation, they didn't help.  We will be forced to read their opinions for the next little while.

The great quote from Job in this situation is much like the first one. This time he said, "What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" Oh, what a salient point that is!

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