Job is a wealthy man living in a land called Uz with his large family and extensive flocks. He is “blameless” and “upright,” always careful to avoid doing evil (1:1). One day, Satan (“the Adversary”) appears before God in heaven.
- 1 What is the moral of the story of Job in the Bible?
- 2 What is the basic story of Job?
- 3 What does the story of Job teach us about suffering?
- 4 What happened to Job in the Bible?
- 5 How does the story of Job end?
- 6 How did Job stay faithful to God?
- 7 What was God’s response to Job?
- 8 Why is the story of Job important?
- 9 Why did Job repent?
- 10 What does it mean to have the patience of Job?
- 11 What was Job’s big question?
- 12 What is the main argument job makes about his suffering?
- 13 What is the message of Job?
- 14 How did God reward Job?
- 15 What did the devil say to God about Job?
What is the moral of the story of Job in the Bible?
Job shows us how to keep the faith, no matter how grim the circumstances of life may be. Sometimes the stakes are enormous, In the unseen world, Satan and the armies of darkness will be defeated because of our faith.
What is the basic story of Job?
The Book of Job (1: 8–12 and 42:1–6) The Bible tells the story of a man called Job who is described as a good man who loves God. Satan challenges God, saying that Job is only good because he has a happy life. God allows Satan to put Job’s faith to the test by causing him to suffer.
What does the story of Job teach us about suffering?
God is omnipotent, merciful and just, therefore evil and suffering must be part of God’s plan for humanity. In times of suffering, Jews may turn to the Book of Job where God allows Satan to test Job. Satan suggests that Job would not worship God if God did not protect him.
What happened to Job in the Bible?
Job’s children die. Job himself is afflicted with sores all over his body. His wife and friends turn against him. Job, however, remains loyal, and in the end, God restores his health, wealth, family, and respect.
How does the story of Job end?
The story ends with Job receiving his wealth back several fold, having another 10 children and living for another 140 years. Having lost her 10 children, she apparently gets angry with Job’s piety and a domestic dispute ensues. Reconciliation must have followed at some point as she has another 10 children with him.
How did Job stay faithful to God?
Job, by staying silent before God, stresses the point that he understands that his affliction is God’s will even though he despairs at not knowing why. Job appears faithful without direct knowledge of God and without demands for special attention from God, even for a cause that all others would declare to be just.
What was God’s response to Job?
At the end of God’s invitations to dialogue, Job comes up short in his first response: Then Job answered the Lord and said,“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth. Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”
Why is the story of Job important?
There is a reason, an important reason, that the Book of Job is in the Bible: because the authentic community of faith, in this case the Hebrew community of faith, acknowledges that innocent suffering does exist. Job represents innocent suffering.
Why did Job repent?
His repentance is for the assumption that he had fully understood how God must act and respond in the case of his suffering. The great irony of Job is that he never hears an answer to the question that prompted him to seek God—some word of vindication of his righteousness in his circumstance.
What does it mean to have the patience of Job?
the ability to remain patient and to do what you think you should do despite having many problems.
What was Job’s big question?
“Can mortals be righteous before God?” Eliphaz asks. Job’s brave answer to this question is: yes. Although the book as a whole appears to have a satisfyingly “religious” ending, Job’s basic contention, that he is innocent and did not deserve the suffering inflicted upon him, remains unresolved.
What is the main argument job makes about his suffering?
They tell Job that it is his fault that he is suffering so. That the righteous do not suffer like this, that he needs to repent and God will make his troubles go away.
What is the message of Job?
The book’s theme is the eternal problem of unmerited suffering, and it is named after its central character, Job, who attempts to understand the sufferings that engulf him.
How did God reward Job?
In Palestinian folk tradition, Job’s place of trial is Al-Jura, or Al-Joura, a village outside the town of Al-Majdal (today’s Ashkelon, Israel). It was there God rewarded him with a fountain of youth that removed whatever illnesses he had, and gave him back his youth.
What did the devil say to God about Job?
“ Blessed be the name of the Lord. ” Satan returns to God and complains that as long as Job remains physically unharmed the test isn’t valid: “But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.” God gives Satan permission, and soon Job is covered with boils from head to