Job 1:3; 2 Corinthians 6

Job 2:9 “Then his wife said to him, “Are you still holding to your innocence?  Curse God, and die.”

Thus goes the one time we hear from Mrs. Job, in one of the great pieces of world literature, the Book of Job.  It is said opposites attract, and she is definitely her husband’s opposite, comparing her one blunt baseball-bat-to-the-side-of-the-head statement to Job’s lengthy speeches.  “Curse God and die” also strikes me as perhaps the funniest piece of marital advice in the Bible; it immediately makes me picture Woody Allen playing Job, with maybe Rhea Perlman as Mrs. Job?  And it gives insight into the Old Testament view of the afterlife; “Curse God and die” wouldn’t be great advice if you believed in a particular judgment. This is why Scripture has to be viewed as a totality.  Job’s wife’s God and the God Jesus reveals to us in the Gospel are completely different, the stern and aloof Master as opposed to the loving Father.  That’s why we call it the Good News folks.

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2 Comments on “Job 1:3; 2 Corinthians 6”

  1. marybwalker Says:

    What would you think if I said that to you?

    Sent from my iPad


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