Summary of The Book of Job
The big question in the book of Job is why do the righteous
suffer? But this is not actually the main question in the
book, the big question is seen in Job 1:9-11..."Why does Job
remain faithful to God?"
The book goes on with the story about God and Satan arguing
over Jobs reasons for obeying God and Job has various
catastrophes which causes him to lose everything in order to
test him of his faithfulness as to whether or not Job is
serving God because of His wealth and God"s blessings of
prosperity. There are also jobs friends who make a case
against Job siding with what Satan was accusing Job of,
their point of view was the Job was only serving God because
of his wealth and prosperity. Job continually refutes them.
Joe desired to know the reason for his suffering and God
remains silent concerning this. Instead the Lord asks Job
questions that are too difficult for Job to answer, and
God's point is that there are many things that Job will
experience and mankind experiences in life that do not have
a clear explanation, and it is more wise to not question
God's wisdom. Gervis situation was no different than what is
common to man.