The point of the story is that God is sovereign, Job was so righteous that he was given over to Satan.
What's is given over to Satan mean? I know that's a phrase that is common among christians but appears very vague? It appears to me that the phrase itself stops clear thinking, because of its vagueness.
With Job's obedience God rewarded him with double his previous wealth. God won the bet, so did Job, so did his family who died here prematurly but reside in heaven, in Abraham's Bosom as Paradise was called. Whenever you look into the good book be ready to look beyond the forest if you want to see the trees! Rex
Where in the book of Job does it say that his family that were killed in this God ordained experiment went to heaven? And if God knows everything why put Job to the test? If God is Love then why such a cruel experiment? I alway thought that if you go around wanting people to worship you and letting your loyal servants killed by your enemy(when you have the power to stop it). To me that sound awfully unloving and very egotisical. In the book of Job I fail to see a God of love, but rather a very heartless superior being that wants to be right, vindicated, unquestioned, and feared.
Could it be that you fear God so much that you can't even think a bad thought about God, because God is suppose to read thoughts and you might be afraid of him catching you haveing a doubt or negative thought about his goodness or greatness. But what if we just completely whiped out all fear of displeasing either Diety, how would we think then when reading the book of Job?