Goodness In The Story Of Job From The Bible

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What is Goodness? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines goodness as, “the quality or state of being good” (Merriam-Webster online edition). There are many examples in text showing what goodness is in the eyes of humans. The story of Job from the Bible is a good example of goodness. Job is a faithful man being tested by God to prove that there is goodness in his heart and faith in his God. Job is a prime example that if you live a good life you will receive everything you want and more. Job’s story sets the tone for living a good faithful life, but he also faces troubles just as everyone else does. The Old Testament is full of stories that help people learn lessons and some of the stories can be a little harsher than others. This brings us to Job, he is a wealthy man with a large family and much land, and is truly faithful to his God. In the Bible it says, “… the man was blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil.” (Second Catholic Edition Job 1-1). God recognizes this about Job and when Satan comes to tempt those who believe in God, God chooses Job based on the above mentioned quote. God then test the faith and goodness in Job by taking away his…show more content…
God comes to confront Job and asks him many questions this being one of them, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” (Second Catholic Edition Job 38-4). In a way God is kind of mocking Job by asking him where he was on the day God created the world. God is asking Job if he can understand God because Job is just a moral while God is eternal. Job cannot understand everything as God does and God is telling him this. Job does not need to understand God to have faith in God. Job just needs to believe in the goodness and faith within his heart and rely on the fact that God has a plan for him. If Job does not sin and lives a good life of faith, God will make sure Job’s life will turn out
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