"Job is treated as an example of righteousness in Ezekiel 14:14 and as a Prophet by James whose “example of suffering affliction” to help us understand something of the “pity” and “mercy” of the Lord (James 5:10-11).
Two of the greatest statements of faith were uttered by Job: “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” (Job 13:15); and “I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth” (Job 19:25).
Just what can we gain from the information in this remarkable book?
Job’s “greatest” wealth also gives him the sense of the “greatest” loss.
Eternal principles are set in history for us to see and remember through his life. God’s own instruction is repeated nowhere else in Scripture.
What is it that we must “store” in our hearts from His matchless teaching?
*Abraham was settling into Canaan,
*Job was being tested by none other than God and Lucifer themselves,
*and the disrupting of the Tower of Babel was barely last year’s news.
*The Ice Age was beginning to tighten its grip on both hemispheres of the planet.
*Ur of the Chaldees was a burgeoning city of 250,000,
*and the “Land of Uz” where Job lived was the major trade center between Egypt and Syria." H3