It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows us the falsity of the god of the Bible.
“Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.’” – Job 2:3
Job is blameless. Job is upright. Job fears God. Job shuns evil. Job does everything God asks of the people. According to the Bible, God should reward Job, but what does God do instead? He punishes Job severely. He ruins him. I’ve previously discussed each chapter of Job,and in those chapters Job sees his entire family killed. Job sees much of his livestock destroyed. Job has boils all over his body and is in constant pain. Job is exactly the type of man God wants in his people, but God does the opposite of rewarding him. What does this say about God? A god to be worshipped? No. This is a god to be shunned and destroyed.
That’s not the end of the crazy in this verse, however. Look at why God ruined Job. Because Satan incited God against Job. Satan incited God? God is supposed to be perfect. He’s supposed to be all powerful. He’s supposed to know everything. He’s the creator of all. By the biblical definition of God, Satan should hold no sway whatsoever over God. But just like that, God caves to Satan and destroys Job. What does this say about God? Quite a bit. This is an easily manipulated, evil being that no one should worship.