Better Off Alone Essay

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In the bible Gods greatest servant is Job; This man was innocent, upright, and God-fearing, and kept himself apart from evil (66). Job did everything God requested, and yet Job was maliciously tested by his creator. Throughout the story of Job there were several accounts of Job expressing his misery that resulted from Gods cruel tests of faith. Reading the story of Job I came up with the question of, would Job be happier without the weight of Gods continuous misperception and unannounced tests?

Yaweh strikes Job with a test and murders his sons, daughters, and animals to see if Job will still love him. Perhaps God didnt have faith in Job instead of visa versa. Yaweh causes Job to be miserable and want to kill himself; in no way is this enjoyable, or worth proceeding to worship a deity. If God were to tell Job he is the one who permitted all of these deeds, Job would no longer follow this deity. God is lying to get what he wants from Job, I dont believe Job would still appreciate a God that goes against what he orates.

Its as if a wife had gone behind her devoted partners back and had a secret accomplice to pursue her other in a test of fidelity; If she were to tell him I tested you, and had another female pursue you to see if you would stay loyal to me, He would be mad and most likely leave her for lack of trust. Just as Job should leave his creator in the dark as nothing and move on to be happy, instead of constantly trying to please a God that is never satisfied. Job is innocent and kept himself apart from evil (66) and he was also tested with Gods sinful acts of murder and pain.

Job was more than true to God, he showed this by even filling his own sons faithful void; Job would send to purify them, rising early in the morning to offer whole burnt offerings, one for each (66). First off Job was this great of a servant so therefor Job should have been treated better and shouldnt have been tested. This didnt happen; but if Job was questioned because he is known as Gods ultimate servant and he had to live up to high standards then feasibly, Job wouldnt have to deal with an untrusting God if he never submitted.

Yaweh speaks with the Accuser and even points out himself that Job is like no one on earth; Have you taken note of my servant Job, for there is no one like him on earth: Innocent, upright, and God-fearing and kept himself apart from evil (66). This is a repetitive sentence through the first section of the story; making a statement that Job has all of these reliable qualities for his God. Job is pious; even Yaweh speaks of this, right before he causes Job an enormous amount of pain.

When Yaweh and the Accuser speak of challenging Jobs allegiance, Yaweh tells the Accuser Everything he has is in your power, but do not harm his person (67). Emotions are a part in ones brain, and ones brain is a part of the person. By killing his family and animals, this is creating the feeling of agony (harm) to his person. One can then notice God either doesnt know what harm is or he is just so unpleasant he doesnt care if he causes Job discomfort, he just wants to see the outcomes of such mischievous acts with Jobs irrevocable loyalty.

This isnt fair to Job, to be harmed for entertainment, what an unhappy life to live. In result of Gods first test of faith, Job unchanged, remains faithful. God figures, well thats not enough, he then changes his statement to the Accuser and says He is in your power, but see that you preserve his life (67). Yaweh goes back on his words and then physically harms Jobs person and smote(s) Job with sickening eruptions from the souls of his feet to the crown of his head (67-68).

Job wouldnt need to prove devotion to God through anguish if he just had escaped from this unfortunate cruel God. The only reason Job is being chosen to be tested is because he is Gods ultimate servant. If he didnt believe in God then he wouldnt have been chosen because God would have already known he was not faithful. Nothing would happen to him if he said good bye to God because all of Jobs friends told him not to keep following God, and nothing cruel happened to them.

Job would be happy not constantly being subjected by Gods insecurities. Just how miserable was Job? Job was enormously depressed which shows in this quote; blot out the day when I was born He wishes to not remember the day he was born, or wish it never happened. With his words of self-loathing it creates to the reader feelings of suicide and hate. It makes the reader feel almost apathetic towards Job, for not listening to his friends and also continuing to follow a horrendous god.

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