At that time, Job shed tears; he fought back his physical pain, but could no longer restrain his thankfulness for God: Man cannot withstand a blow, and man is weak and feeble, immature and ignorant. Why should you show your care and pity in such a way? Although you smite me, you yourself suffer. How can man be worthy of your care and concern? Job’s prayer came up to God’s ears. God kept silent and just watched quietly…. Satan exhausted its means but did not achieve its ends, so it retreated silently. However, God’s trial for Job did not come to an end on that account, because God’s great power revealed in Job was not made public yet. So Job’s story did not end with the retreat of satan. More wonderful episodes continued to be shown as different characters appeared.
Job’s Another Manifestation of Fearing God and Shunning Evil Is Extolling God’s Name in Everything
Facing his wife’s counsel, Job rebuked this way: 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 2:10) This word was the knowledge Job had had for a long time, and it was only that the realness of Job’s knowledge was proved then.