INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF ‘JOB’
A BOOK FOR ALL TIMES:
The book of Job is a book for all times; dealing with the problem of suffering that man endures without understanding what is behind it. This book provides us with a model of how the righteous should patiently endure physical sufferings; according to the words of the apostle James: “My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord” (James 5: 10, 11).. Job’s temptations reveal to us the ways of God’s dealings with men.