The book of Job is a brilliantly composed epic poem that wrestles with one of the core questions of the human experience: “Why do good people suffer?
Here’s the scenario. Job is a great guy. He’s rich, he’s powerful, he’s got a great family, and he is a truly good man. He’s a pillar of society. He’s on top of the world. And, he loves God. One day the accuser proposes to God that Job is only a God-lover because God has showered him with all the creature comforts of life. Take them away, he suggests, and Job would turn on God in a heartbeat.