- Job having suffered immeasurably; Satan seeks more (2:1-8)! Job’s wife, moved by pity (I presume) calls upon Job to relieve himself of this anguish (2:9-10). Job’s friends from afar come to comfort Job from all the anguish he is experiencing (2:11-13).
- Application. In C-1 Satan appeals to the Lord to relieve Job of those possessions that people prize highly; can you think of something more highly prized in your life than your household goods, recreation toys? How about you children? When one loses both (all) of these, what else does he have? He has his inclination to preserve his own life – it’s the last thing he has. In all this Satan thrust his weight against Job. Job, a man of destitute circumstances, had nothing but his character, his integrity, and an all-important question: WHY (asked throughout the treatise). This question of “why” get us to the question of ‘Where is God when I need him most?”