Unformatted text preview: The only possible explanation that I could come up with in defense of God and this ending to a classic work of the bible is that God understands that life on earth cannot be a happy life and knows that one of the things that can bring us temporary happiness on earth is material possession. God advertises the eternal life as the life that we should be focused on and that is why we should be good on earth, so that we have the good life in the eternal life. In other words, the only place to really live in happiness is in the eternal life, in heaven, so maybe God gives Job material possessions because God knows that this is the only way that Job can experience temporary happiness on earth....
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2011 for the course HUMA 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Columbia.
- Spring '11