He makes no promise

I’ve begun reading the book of Job. It seems to fly in the face of Proverbs, which promises good things to do those who do good, and bad to those who do bad. Job is exceptionally righteous. And he is put through the most horrendous of tragedies. Proverbs logic isn’t found here, and interestingly that is what the whole book shows — how all Job’s friends try to make sense of his suffering, when in fact no sense is made. […]