Pokorny sługa Boga czy nieufany buntownik? Wiara Hioba w świetle Księgi Hioba
A Humble Servant of God or a Trustless Rebel? The Faith of Job in the Light of the Book of Job
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When we want to exam the faith of Job we must first distinguish two parts in the Book of Job. The first one is called the Prologue (with the Epilogue) and the second one consists of the poetic part of the Dialogues. In the first section we can see Job as a very just and righteous man who fears the Lord and turns away from evil. After two tragic and painful tests (when our protagonist loses his property, children and his own health) Job remains faithful to God and humbly accepts his fate. He seems to be a trustful servant of God. However, the reading of the poetical section shows us Job as a rebel who cannot accept his dramatic conditions, who curses the day of his birth and conception, who argues with his friends and accuses God of treating Him as the source of his sorrows. He seems to be an unfaithful and trustless rebel. The image of Job according to the part of Dialogues is more realistic (from the psychological point of view) and nearer to all of us. When God reveals himself to Job and speaks to him, he returns to his humble attitude and once again agrees with the Divine Will. That is why we can call him a faithful and trustful servant who experienced the period of rebellion. Finally, he remains a good example of deep faith and confidence in God though he passed rebellious moments in his life.
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