The Possibility of Being a Job

The Old Testament Lectionary passage for this week is Job 1:1; 2:1-10.  In these verses we engage some of the most difficult questions a thinking human being must deal with.  In these introductory verses we are told of a struggle.  The struggle of Satan trying to prove God wrong and God actual entertaining Satan’s taunts.

In these introductory verses we are introduced to the reality of powers that surround us which we cannot see.  Powers that invade our intimacy.  Powers that look for our weaknesses.   Powers that enjoy inflicting suffering.  So why does God allow such powers to operate?  How can this be good?  No easy answers here. Continue reading