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The Story of Job: Why Good People Suffer and God’s Restoration

The Story of Job: Why Good People Suffer and God’s Restoration

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Published by Lola Richey
The story of human suffering and trusting God is explored in the book of Job. Job is the book of the Bible that raises the confusing question of human suffering. If God is in control and loving, then why does God allow human suffering? Job’s life stands as an example of every person who must go through great hardship and struggles. Suffering can affect our spirituality, outlook, and theology. The book of Job reveals how humans are to handle hardship and suffering with an all-loving and good God.
The story of human suffering and trusting God is explored in the book of Job. Job is the book of the Bible that raises the confusing question of human suffering. If God is in control and loving, then why does God allow human suffering? Job’s life stands as an example of every person who must go through great hardship and struggles. Suffering can affect our spirituality, outlook, and theology. The book of Job reveals how humans are to handle hardship and suffering with an all-loving and good God.

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LOLA S. RICHEY 
 Why Good People Suffer and Gods Restoration
 The Story of Job
 
PRAISE PURE MINISTRY 
The Story of JobWhy Good People Suffer and
God’s Restoration
 
By Lola Richey Published by Lola Richey for Praise Pure Ministry Copyright July 17, 2013 by Lola Richey  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
 
THE STORY OF JOB:WHY GOOD PEOPLE SUFF
ER AND GOD’S RESTORA
TION
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The Story of Job: WhyGood People Suffer and
God’s Restoration
Have you noticed My servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless 
 — 
a man of complete integrity. He fears (honors, worships) God and stays away from evil. Job 1:8 (NLT)
 The story of human suffering and trusting God is explored in thebook of Job. Job is the book of the Bible that raises theconfusing question of human suffering. If God is in control and
loving, then why does God allow human suffering? Job’s life
stands as an example of every person who must go through greathardship and struggles. Suffering can affect our spirituality,outlook, and theology. The book of Job reveals how humans areto handle hardship and suffering with an all-loving and goodGod. Job was introduced as a powerful, wealthy, and righteous man.Even more, Job was a wise man because he feared God andshunned evil (Job 1:1, 8; see also Proverbs 1:7; Job 28:28;Ecclesiastes 12:13).
 
Even God held Job up as model of goodnessand integrity (Job 2:3; see also Ezekiel 14:14
 – 
20 and James
5:11). Job’s life could not have been more blamele
ss. He haddone nothing wrong or sinful.
 Job’s blameless and wise character caused a heavenly debateover Job’s true motivation to fear God and shun evil. In the
cosmic realm beyond human knowledge, God
 first 
raised the
issue of Job’s integrity, wisdom, a
nd righteousness with
the 
 Accuser (Evil) and made him aware of Job (Job 1:8). The Accuser
attacked Job’s motives and said Job only serves God becauseGod blessed Job and his family with a hedge of God’s protection.
Remove those blessings, the Accuser chall
enged, and Job’s faith
in God would melt away along with his riches and health (Job1:9-11). The Accuser wanted to prove that Job worshiped God,not out of a whole hearted love for God, but because God had

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