Quotes on Job

Job, while he did not understand why God permitted his affliction, would not judge the Lord nor lose his faith in Him. “Let me alone,” he said to his friends, “let come on me what will” (v. 13). God was his salvation, and Job trusted in Him alone. Job saw his afflictions in perspective.  As President Spencer W. Kimball said: “If we looked at mortality as the whole of existence, then pain, sorrow, failure, and short life would be calamity.  But if we look upon life as an eternal thing stretching far into the premortal past and on into the eternal post-death future, then all happenings may be put in proper perspective.” (Faith Precedes the Miracle, p. 97) Old Testament Student Manual, 1 Kings – Malachi, p. 29

President McKay has said that he has always “thought that the purpose of the book of Job was to emphasize the fact that the testimony of the spirit – the testimony of the Gospel, is beyond the power of Satan’s temptation or any physical influence.” — Dedication of the Salt Lake Temple Annex in 1963, Deseret News