Bible - Book of Job
The other side of the story is seen on the part of the Satan, who unwisely, decided to challenge God to a contest, which you think he would know he was unable to win. So why would Satan waste his time making a bet that he knew he would lose? The only reason I can see is that he truly thought Job would fall under the circumstances. This exchange between Satan and God seems like a no win situation. God, on one hand would never have made a bet, which would result in Him, appearing weaker or him losing. But, Satan was stupid enough to make a bet with God, which he surely knew wasn't going to result in a victory. The last question I presented was, why God would put unnecessary affliction on his most honorable and blameless man? This part of the story is what I think of as the most important. Job, just because he was righteous, thought that he didn't deserve to have anything bad happen to him. God made a point in the story when he chose Job as the object of His bet. Not only did God prove something to Satan, but to Job as well. I think Job put it best when he said "With nothing from the ground I came, and with nothing I shall return."
In conclusion, I think it important to acknowledge how strong Job was during his time of trial. If we can all learn something from this story, it's that we have to have faith, in ourselves, in each other and in God. Without faith one is sure to crumble. If Job were any less of a man, he surely would not have delt with the scrutiny place on him. Maybe the real reason God displayed his power over Job is because He knew he could take it.</< p>