...Or all of the above?
Blameless and upright, a fearer of God
A man truly righteous, no pious façade
One about whom God was accustomed to boast
And so one whom Satan desired the most
One day the accuser came breathing out lies
"It's Your holy handouts, his faithfulness buys"
In one desperate day his possessions were lost
His children all killed in one raw holocaust
– Michael Card, lyrics, Job Suite
*This piece corresponds to Chapter 2 in my latest book, The Reason of Job, with additional new material by Dr. C.J. Wiliams and James B. Jordan. Available on Wipf and Stock and Amazon.
Job and his story are highly memorable, though perhaps they are being forgotten. We learn about Job in the Hebrew Tanakh, the Old Testament of the Bible, where there is a book by his name. It is mostly a long poem. I have been surprised by some Christians and Muslims who are more familiar with Job than I’d expected, and by others who said they know little to nothing about him. Part of my goal is to rectify that. But it’s also to begin developing his motif. What is a motif? ...Read on.&