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The Patience of Job

            Job, it is one of the most repetitive books in the bible. The meaning of the text has been interpreted in many different ways over the years. In religious ways it has been interpreted to be a great morality tale. Job is said to be a great model of patience, endurance, and humility. The book of Job has also been a great source for philosophical debate. It has also played a great role in the ideas of human suffering and divine justice. Like stated, the interpretations can vary and to anyone it could change at any time. The one thing that remains the same with most is the idea of patience. Even though Job faces many trials, patience is his virtue. .
             What is patience? Patience is the "the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset." Job showed great patience with God throughout the whole book of Job. Job's patience started in chapter 1 verse 13 when Satan takes all of Job's property and even his children. The worst part was that it wasn't like his kids just vanished. The wind blew on the four corners of the house and the house fell on Job's children. Job knew it was coming because he was warned. The second time that Job had to use patience was when Satan attacked his health which was in chapter 2. Even though Job was being tested in these two situations he had to use a lot of patience. In the beginning of chapter 2 Job made sure that he didn't curse God like his wife told him to. He did not sin because he had the patience that it took not too. .
             Not everyone can show the amount of patience that Job showed and with that most people crack and do something that they may regret. In the beginning of Job 3 its starts with this line "After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth." It ends with Job saying he has no rest, there is no ease in his life and nothing but trouble comes. The key in this chapter is that even though Job is upset he didn't blame God.

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