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There is a distinct significance for humans forming a relationship with a higher being To some it may to be to establish a sense of self-gratification whereas to others it may be a form of help on their road to success In either instance forming the relationship helps in characterizing each person whether it is through personal dialogue or individual growth The Book of Job and the Bhagavad-Gita are two texts that explore the characterization of two men under the instruction of a deity By examining the significance of talking to the deity Job and Arjuna are characterized through their relationship with the deity personal spiritual quest and learning of nature of the divine power The Book of Job tells a story of an upright man who had complete faith in God He was tested by this divine power in order to increase his faith and steadfastness Job was one of Gods most promising servants Job proved his devotion through the trails he encountered He was first stripped of his animals servants sons and daughters Job still showed his faithfulness and he blessed the name of the Lord He accepted what God allowed by saying Naked I came out of my mothers womb and naked I shall return thither the Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away Norton Anthology 72 Although God was pleased with Jobs response he tested him once more with the destruction of his health His body was covered with sores from the crown of his head to the soles of his feet Yet he still believed God to be true and just and he sinned not Jobs friends and wife tried to sway him from his beliefs telling him to repent for he had to have offended God in some way He knew that he had not rebelled against God and couldnt understand why he was being punished Job was a humble man and did not question God for his
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