From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Book of Job

Book of Job

Loyalty to God Theme

Book of Job Theme of Loyalty to God Quotes

Remember how Job renounced God and became an atheist when his entire family died? No? Oh yeah, that's because that's not how it goes down in the Book of Job. Granted, after making it through Round 1 pretty successfully, he does get a little feisty when God gives him that nasty rash. Of course, by the end, Job is back in business as a loyal God-follower. But here's a question for you: is God loyal to Job? That's right, God; we're turning the question on you.

Questions About Loyalty to God

  1. How do the different humans think Job should act when misfortune befalls them? Do they all agree in regards to maintaining loyalty to God?
  2. In the Book of Job, is it okay to think bad things against God as long as you don't say them out loud? How do you know?
  3. What role does repentance have in the text? That is, does Job need to apologize for questioning God?
  4. When Job proves his loyalty after Round 1: Tragic Mass Death, why does God agree to let Satan try again?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...