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Job 1:8



8 And the LORD [Yahovah] said ['amar] unto Satan [satan], Hast thou considered [suwm] [leb] my servant [`ebed] Job ['Iyowb], that there is none like him in the earth ['erets], a perfect [tam] and an upright [yashar] man ['iysh], one that feareth [yare'] God ['elohiym], and escheweth [cuwr] evil [ra`]? KJV-Interlinear



8 And the LORD said to Satan, 'Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.' NASB

The question, 'Have you considered Job?' needs a little clarification.

We know of Job's background. We know of Satan's background. Now the intentions of Satan are being brought in to view.

Satan prowls the earth in search of folks to injure. In the next few verses, we will discover that Satan is well aware of Job. Satan knows of his character and his wealth, although Job's character is not in view, as far as Satan is concerned. It is his wealth and his, Job's, reaction if it did not exist.

What God is asking here is, 'Have you placed your heart on Job?' 'Have you given some attention to Job?' 'While you have been prowling around on the earth, have you decided to plot against, and injure, Job?' These are the real meanings of 'suwm.'

God knows of Satan's character. God knows of Satan's intentions toward humanity in general. Satan does not consider any human being as worthy.

Job is blameless, upright, acknowledging God, and avoiding evil. There is no real basis for disliking Job.

Job is blameless. He is a completely moral person, and in all of the correct ways. He is human and subject to committing sins, but he lives a morally correct life. He is not a degenerate. He does not have any weird ideas about life and relationships.

Job is upright. He treats people with fairness and justice. He is not about to judge anyone by means of gossip or maligning. He will not take advantage of anyone by deceit or fraud.

Job acknowledges God and has a deep respect for God. Job knows his doctrine. He knows of salvation. He knows of confession and thus the spiritual life. He teaches or makes known his views, to his family and others.

Job avoids evil. Job dos not look lustfully toward women. He does not lust after the property that others have. He does not bring bad thoughts into his mind and entertain himself with them, nor pursue wrongful activities in his life.

If ever there were a perfect person, Job would be one of the top candidates. And so God Himself states, 'There is none like him in all the earth!'

And yet Job is but a mere man. Job is the product of common dust, as all of humanity is.

Satan on the other hand had everything going for himself. Satan was, and still is, the most beautiful of all the angels. He held the highest post in all of creation.

Job has success, and lusts for nothing. Job acquired his success by honorable means. He did not cheat his way to the top. Job worked honestly in his life and acquired his wealth through integrity.

Satan had everything and lusted for more in his insatiable desires. Satan pursues his goals through dishonesty and deceit.

Job did not deserve anything, yet God blessed him because of his spiritual status. Job appreciated everything he had. Satan had everything imaginable and probably more, and was never contented nor appreciative.

Job desired harm against no one. Satan hates with a passion, everyone.

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