Question: “Why did God allow Job to suffer?”
Job’s suffering has everything to do with causation for our creation and existence within Time as we’re constrained by flesh and physics. Inundating our lives and the World around us is a spiritual war that was initiated by Satan in the Kingdom before the creation of Time, the Earth and the Heavens. Satan’s rebellion is causation for the Father’s commissioning of the Son to create matter, Time, our genome (John 3:35; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1).
The soul purpose for our existence is God’s Plan of defeating and destroying the works of the Devil with selfless love while simultaneously maintaining volitional love with the faithful angelic creation that did not follow Lucifer in the rebellion; unbeknownst to many, God loves these faithful angels beyond human comprehension. God demonstrated, to Satan and the faithful angels, the love of Job and the faithfulness of one-man whose life was dedicated to honoring God; in one sense, God defeated the wiles of the Devil through Job…God demonstrated the power of the Spirit in the life of the one who believes with faith and seeks to love God in obedience. The victory of Job set Satan on his heals and this obedience was a precursor to or example of the One mentioned in Genesis 3:15, the Gospel demonstrated in Genesis 3:21, who would come and “destroy the works of the Devil” for Eternity (1 John 3:8b).
Job stands as an example to every believer who resists the Devil, honors God; that obedience and victory over the Devil will not be forgotten…just as God did not forget to honor Job for his obedience and victory over the Devil via complete restoration with abundance. God will NOT forget your stance for righteousness in this wicked and adulterous generation; we are to remember through Job that our struggles are not in vain and never forget our battle is spiritually rooted not only carnal.