The Job of Job(‘s wife)

Gotta question this week:
Why do you think Satan left Job’s wife alone? He took the children, and everything else…but his wife stays.

What would have been the purpose of taking her out of the picture? Everyone remembers that Satan left his wife alone, but he also left his closest friends alone as well. They were all left alone for a single reason: to persuade Job to curse God. Satan himself couldn’t have done it, that would have given the entire game away. And had Satan left Job with no one, he would not have the pressure needed to shake him of his beliefs. If they had not been there chances are Job wouldn’t have endured as much as he did.

Plus, if they weren’t there, it wouldn’t be relevant to us thousands of years later. Who is inflicted with pain and is alone with no pressure on them to curse God and give up? We would look at Job and say, well he didn’t have people razzing him all the time like I do. The fact is, the people closest to him were tempting him more than the pain itself.

Finally, the story shows us that people can not be trusted as much as God. Even those we are closest too are human and fallible and can not render for us the right things to do in life. the book of Job never says when Job got all his stuff back that his wife was in a field rotting, or that his friends were mauled by bears. They probably learned from Job after all was said and done. The only real loser was Satan.

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  1. #1 by chiled of god on November 11, 2005 - 9:37 pm

    your opinion is wrong. the reason job went through his trial was because god tested his faith. his wife at the time was part of the trial. job’s faith was stronger than any other and with his help-mate going against his beliefs helped prove his faith.
    god bless you. one day you may see the light.

  2. #2 by Yolanda on November 30, 2005 - 3:09 pm

    This is probably a dumb question in the grand scheme of things, but I notice Job’s wife’s name does not appear in scripture. His daughters, friends and even another young man are expressed by name, however hers is not mentioned. Her lack of faith in God should not have diminished her status as a person. And as it didn’t mention her death, she apparently gave him the ten children (three daughters, and seven sons) at the end of the scripture. Many have been without faith at one time or another. What was Job’s wife’s name?

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