Is God worthy of worship only because He blesses us? How should we respond to God when suffering comes into our lives? At the heart of the book of Job is a question about the character of God—and about how we should respond to Him. In this most recent title of the extensive Focus on the Bible series, Richard Belcher expertly deals with the difficult themes of this practical book, showing how it is still acutely applicable to the lives of believers.
“The implication, however, seems clear that Job should consider whether this picture of a fool fits his own situation. Maybe he has done something foolish to bring on his suffering.” (Page 45)
“Job is calling for a reversal of creation in reference to his birthday” (Page 34)
“is God worthy of worship only because He blesses us? How should we respond to God when suffering comes into our lives” (Page 21)
“From standpoint A (chapters 1–2) Job’s suffering is not related to anything wicked that he has done” (Page 37)
“In fact, Job is still suffering at the ash heap when he prays for the friends.” (Page 319)