After God told Job that He made the Behemoths, Job’s friends Eliphaz, Bildad, Zophar, and Elihu must have gotten very jealous and killed all the Behemoths just to be able to tell Job that he was a lunatic to think he actually spoke with God. However, they did not kill all the Leviathans because there was too much water between them and the beasts. (Job 40:15, 41) Nevertheless, Job grew very prosperous and was long-lived so much so that there was really nothing more to the history of his life after this last recorded conversation between him and his four judgmental beyond narrow-minded accusatory friends and between him and God.
If we look at things from God’s point of view Job’s entire life is actually a testimony to God’s participation in human life, even if we don’t like it. I love how SparkNotes actually explains all of this as though it’s a summary of Roman mythology, at least it makes it concise. I have no problem with that. All writing has to come from a great source and this week the spark is in the truths rather than the random notes, it seems. Back when everyone believed in love and life after death there was a simple and lovely energy that was so real, trust like velvet to fall back on in friendship and understanding. Uncovering the truths means that we have to ease off the masks and see why there is a frown beneath the smile.
Strength to pull through is necessary but God also is heavily emphatic with time to heal and renew. Sometimes there is weakness beneath the armor and it must be healed. Men and women like Job have walked through life and into suffering. God takes us out of that by acknowledging that no amount of suffering can compare with His and that discourse on truths is exactly what he is waiting for the Job in each of us to do. Sometimes it’s a real struggle to write the books that need to be written for the truths that need unveiling.