The last couple of weeks in Sunday School we have been studying Job. I don't know about you, but I don't enjoy reading this book of the Bible. It makes me angry to see how a faithful and loyal man who loves God with all his being is punished so cruelly at the hands of satan...with God's permission! He is like a pawn in a game of chess between God and satan. Yes, he remains faithful and continues to worship God through all his pain and agony. Yes, God knew Job would remain faithful which is of course, why He chose to use Job as the man for this job.
What I don't understand is Why? Why did God have to prove ANYTHING to satan? Why did God have to allow this dear man to go through such pain and agony just so He could show satan that Job would remain faithful to Him? God KNEW Job would remain faithful even if satan didn't know it...but what difference did it make? Satan is still around doing his evil and God is still on the throne...allowing evil to happen to good people (at least that's sure what it seems like every time I read Job!) See why I don't like to read the book of Job??