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Trust A Necessity in a Relationship between Divinity and Humans The basic theme of the writer of the Book of Job is to establish an understanding of the relationship between God and His people Gods wisdom and power are visible everywhere in creation A willingness to look and accept what is obvious results in awe for the Creator The clear purpose of this tale is to teach humankind that the true path to salvation and favor from God is by trusting the fate he provides for humanity He shows the three wrong stances to take through examples of Jobs friends Eliphaz Bildad and Zopher all three of whom place the blame upon Job and presume to know the ways of God He also shows that challenging God to prove his way is unacceptable we are simple human beings and cannot presume to ask to explain him to us He reinforces this when God says Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him He that reproveth God let him answer itp 97 All in all he shows what not to do it cautions against ever making God angry through your thoughts and actions no matter what is inflicted on you He wants all humans to place trust upon God in times of pleasure and also in moments of misery The writer begins the story by showing Gods relationship with humankind in two ways as being the provider and as being the taker and no matter what position God put upon humans we should never lose trust in him The Lord is the one who gives all humans what is before them He portrays the Lord as one who has provided all aspects of life for us Satan feels that greatness given to Job by good keeps him righteous This leads to Satans debate with God over why Job righteous leads to this response by the Lord all that he Job
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