Do you think we are supposed to take the book of Job literally? I started reading it last night and it just seems so incredibly far fetched. Here’s why:
1.) It says that Job was blameless and did not sin. I didn’t think that was possible as a human who is not Jesus.
2.) Who are the “sons of God”, why are they presenting themselves to God, and how is Satan able to meander on it with them? What is going on here?
3.) On two occasions, God’s interactions with Satan appear to be more theatric or poetic than real life. Both times God interacts with Satan in almost the exact same way.
4.) The way the servants came to Job after all of his possessions and children were taken or killed also seems to theatric. They all came one by one, while the other was still speaking. The timing on that seems too unrealistic.
5.) Why would God really want to allow all of that to happen? That’s pretty jacked up.
6.) Job’s three friends came to him after all this had happened and they sat with him on the ground for seven days not speaking a single word. That just seems very odd to me.