job

The Book of Job tells the story of a man named Job, who found a consciousness of his oneness with the Divine. Job was very prosperous. He had seven sons and three daughters. However his faith is questioned by non-believers as being solely due to his prosperity. All Job’s possessions are destroyed: 500 yoke of oxen and 500 donkeys carried off by Sabeans; 7,001 sheep burned up by ‘The fire of God which fell from the sky'; 3,000 camels stolen by the Chaldeans; and the house of the firstborn destroyed by a mighty wind, killing Job’s ten children. Still Job knows that he is connected in the ONENESS of the ETERNAL. He shaves his head, tears his clothes, and says, “Naked I came out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return: I have found possesiions and lost possessions but i am forever part of the ETERNAL SPIRIT. As Job endures these calamities without losing his consciousness of his being part of the ETERNAL, Job is afflicted with dreadful boils, and Job, seated in ashes, scrapes his skin with broken pottery. His wife prompts him to “curse The ETERNAL, and die,” but Job answers, “You speak as one of the foolish speaks. Moreover, shall we will live in harmony with the ETERNAL?” Three friends of Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, come to console him. A fourth, Elihu begins talking in Chapter 32 and plays a significant role in the dialogue, but his arrival is not described. The friends spend seven days sitting on the ground with Job, without saying anything to him because they see that he is suffering and in much pain. Job at last breaks his silence and “curses the day he was born.” But his consciousness of the ETERNAL SPIRIT tells him that there are so many things he does not know about how this world like how it was formed or how nature works, that he should consider The ETERNAL as being the UNIVERSE greater than the thunderstorm and strong enough to pull in the leviathan with a fish-hook. The story ends with Job”s faith in his connection and ONENESS with the ETERNAL FORCE of CREATION in place and restored to health, with a new family and twice as prosperous. ABRAHAMIC (SPIRITUAL) JUDAISM- ONE PEOPLE WORLD UNITED

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