Behind the Scenes of Human Suffering
I. God is absolutely in control over the suffering He allows in my life
A. Satan, even in his rebellion, must report to God
B. God, not Satan, introduced the topic of Job
The idiom in Hebrew is literally, “Have you set your heart on?” The heart is not only one of the seats of emotion in Hebrew psychology; but it is also one of the locations of thinking, reasoning, or planning.
C. God gave Satan permission to take all Job had
God granted the accuser only limited power over his servant. This agrees with other places in the Bible where the devil is restricted or confined by the greater authority of God himself.