[The Church of Almighty God] Job Was Clear About What to Love and What to Hate

[Almighty God][Eastern Lightning][The Church of Almighty God] In the conversation between Job and his wife, another aspect of his humanity was shown to everyone: Then said his wife to him, Do you still retain your integrity? Curse God, and die. But he said to her, You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? (Job 2:9-10) Job’s wife saw that Job suffered so much, so she tried to persuade him, so as to help him out of the suffering. But his wife’s “good intention” did not get his approval but provoked him to anger, because she denied Job’s faith in and obedience to Jehovah God and also denied the existence of Jehovah God. This was intolerable to Job, because he never allowed himself to do things that resisted God or do things that grieved God. How much more so with others? How could he remain indifferent when hearing others say words that blasphemed and insulted God? So, he called his wife “foolish woman.” Job’s attitude toward his wife was with anger and hatred and also with rebuke and reproach. This is exactly the natural expression of his humanity of being clear what to love and what to hate and also the true manifestation of his upright humanity. Job was a person with a sense of justice. His sense of justice made him hate the evil custom and trend, and hate, condemn, and reject fallacies, strange talks, and absurd sayings, and it also enabled him to still hold fast his right principle and stand when he was “forsaken by all his relatives and friends.”

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