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In the story of Job the God and the devil made a type of wager on the strength of Jobs faith his consistency in upholding Gods laws and being humble The devil was allowed to challenge Job in any way physically or emotionally which could not lead to death The devil gave Job boils all over his body took away his fortune and his wife and children died Still he stays determined not to curse God like his wife advises him even through all the various kinds of tortures or sufferings that he is given The story of Job then is of a man who questions and challenges God on the cause of his suffering He questions why a man who has done right his whole life must still suffer and wonders the reason that God has allowed this to happen to him He so much as challenges God to come into his presence and answer him face to face so that Job can understand His reasons Gods response to Job is one mirroring the image of a parent and child Job attempts to look through Gods viewpoint but his knowledge and thoughts are miniscule to the omnipotence of God Although Job wants God to come into his presence without trickery or with all of His aura God begins by questioning Job Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth Job 384 God then answers Job by a series of questions that deal with the setting of creation and Gods power of how the universe operates Through His questions God attempts to put Job in his place and to further intimidate Job by revealing all of Gods power
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