I want to know, if Job found out the root cause of his suffering when he was alive on this earth. Did Job ever come to know what happened behind the scenes in the spiritual realm when he was alive.

Job 1:12- And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

  • The short answer is - we do not know because we are not told.
    – Dottard
    Jun 20, 2020 at 21:30

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Job had extreme faith in Jehovah God. Job knew that Jehovah wasn't the cause of his problems. That is one of the major key elements.

Job didn't need to know whether God allowed satan to test him or not. And because Job stayed faithful and loyal to Jehovah, he was blessed with more that what he had before Satan took everything away from him. The moral of the story is knowing that Jehovah is not the source of our problems.

The source of our problems start with us not being perfect and not being strong, faithful, loyal enough to Jehovah God to resist the temptations that Satan and his demons challenge us with.


One of the lessons of the Book of Job for us is trusting God regardless. Job never learned the interactions between God and Satan in heaven. In our lives also, often we have no idea what is happening in God's plan for us. But we still trust in God's sovereignty and believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

God is the potter and we are the clay. He does not need to explain everything to us. Otherwise, what is the point of faith?

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