“Have you considered my servant Job …?” (v3). The strange conversation between God and Satan in the book of Job reveals something surprising: God has great confidence in His servant, Job. Satan thinks that Job’s faith is shallow, based on personal success, and that a severe testing will expose Job’s self-centeredness. But God sees Job’s heart, and He has no doubt that trials and testing will only “expose” Job’s stubborn integrity (v3). Job looks like a man dependent on his blessings, but God knows the truth.
“A blameless and upright man …” (v3). God wasn’t punishing Job or trying to make him fail. Even when we can’t see the whole picture, we can trust that He is on our side.