Questions to ponder:
1. Why did God basically ask Satan the same questions He asked in chapter 1 (a)?
2. What was God trying to say to Satan by emphasizing Job’s
3. What did God say about the idea that He had allowed these things to happen to Job as punishment for sin on Job’s part (b)?
4. What are we to make of Satan’s continued desire to bargain with the only omniscient Being in the universe ()?
5. What prohibition did God place on Satan regarding his continued attack on Job ()?
6. Again, what does this say about whether God causes or allows pain and suffering? And is there a difference?
7. What is Job’s wife actually trying to infer here by her fatalistic statement ()?
8. What correlation does Job’s answer () have with
. What does this say about the idea that there are things about God that will always be a mystery to us?
9. What are we supposed to do with the idea of “secret things” and unfathomable ways that God moves in relation to pain and suffering?
10. What laudable actions can we take from Job’s friends and their reaction to Job’s horrific tragedies ()?
Dr. Purvis started Growth Project with Robert Houghton after spending 20 years on active duty as a Chaplain in the United States Navy. After many moves and multiple deployments, he settled in Winter Haven, Florida to do God’s will. A glutton for educational punishment Danny has a BA in English from Carson-Newman College, an MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; a ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary; and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. He has been married to his wife Kimberly (whom he met when they were 6 years old) for nearly 30 years and they have four wonderful children.