2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. 2:2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. 2:3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause. 2:4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 2:5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life
These following lines are critical in the understanding of the whole point of the Book of Job. In these lines there is a metaphorical “meeting” between God and Satan where God presents Job, an ideal godly man at that time who had all the basic needs and more. Job worships God in a religious fashion more than anyone else on the earth at that time, during this Satan suggests that he can deter Job’s faith by making him suffer. Inferring Job only loved God because God has blessed Job, and God agrees to allow Satan harm Job to test him.
2:6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life
As long as Satan does not kill Job.
Why would God allow this?
1) To teach Job a lesson.
2) To teach Satan a lesson.
3) To teach us a lesson. (Romans 15:4)
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