The DEEP
This make his trials even worse, but sets up the coming lessons.
He takes the bait and starts arguing details with Eliphaz.
There's no point in pretending to be superman.
He prattles on poetically while Job writes in pain.
This is not the time and place for this kind of lecture.
He thinks this must be punishment for some specific sin.
Job raises the questions we all have about tragedies.
They do the key thing real friends would do – show up.
Job's the one with the abnormal reaction.
He's just a bit player anyway.
Satan displays formidable power.
Satan asks permission to hit Job – and gets it.
God responds to Satan's bragging by setting him up.
The ending is what troubles people.