Job Revelation

A “Job Revelation” (that is, a revelation about the book of Job) on my walk to work this morning —

The idea is — As Satan is to God so are Job’s friends to Job… Specifically, Satan thinks Job’s righteousness is because of his good fortune (of course, Job is righteous when he’s been made so wealthy) while Job’s friends argue that his bad fortune is the result of his unrighteousness (of course, Job has been unrighteous; otherwise God would not afflict him with misfortune). Job and God seem in agreement, on the other hand, that Job’s good or bad fortune is not an issue that directly appertains to the issue of his righteousness.

A sort of anti-prosperity gospel, in a word

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