In order to be blameless and upright he would have to observe the command "Thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." (Dt 6:4)
You also seem to be conviently excluding Deut6:13 "Fear god with all your heart" which, as I pointed out already, is not consistent with love.
You also exclude the parts between my quote and yours where it says you must tie the commandments on your forehead, and talk about them whenever you have 2 seconds to yourself. Crazy talk.
That has nothing to do with Job's selflessness.
Alleged selflessness. And yes, it does. Because also in deut 6 - the one you quoted above - it says if you don't do those things, god would fuck your shit up:
" the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land."
So, loving god has nothing to do with god being lovable. It is about avoiding immediate and complete retribution if you do not. Love me, or else
. Sorry, Charlie, that is not love. That is extreme extortion. Which brings us right back around to Tony Soprano as god.
He demonstrated unselfish love for Jehovah.
Repeating your claim does not make your case. You have not shown how it was selfless in any sense of the word.
Untrue. Some people that go through hardships disown God. Job did not. He kept his integrity before God.
Ipse dixit. You've not made a case. You have restated your claim.
He could have been like his wife, but he wasn't. You act like Job had no choice but to worship God, but he did, just like his wife did.
Given the alternatives and the situation, he did not have any choice that was viable.
You act as if yhwh does not go on for pages bragging about his power and awesomeness.
And the OT shows yet again that women are the smarter gender. Maybe that is the moral you are supposed to get out of this? Job was a dumb rube of whom god took advantage and his wife was the smart one.
Yes Job still inspires people even today.
I left my quote in to show the complete disconnect between my post and your reply.
That's because your love is selfish.
Ah, now you get personal.
No, my love is not selfish, as if you would know. To me, love is not enduring abuse. And certainly not the kind of abuse yhwh endorsed. Would you say a woman who is relentlessly beaten by her husband, and still stays with him has selfless love for him? Or is she just traumatized physically and emotionally?
God is only worth your time if you get something out of it. You support Satan's claim.
How else could god possibly be worth anyone's time? That is the very definition of being "worth your time". Worth implies value, which means you must be getting value from a thing. It is a preposterous idea in the first place to love anything just for the sake of loving it. I have no idea how to do it or how anyone would do it. Go love a lump of coal just for the sake of loving it. Then come back and tell me how to do it.
Of course I agree with the satan on this one. He was right. And the rest of the story affirms it. He did not stick with yhwh out of love, but out of terror and trauma.
Some people value things above their own well being. It's your own fault if you cannot understand.
Personal and blaming me for not understanding. Also, wrong. I understand valuing things beyond my own well being. What I don't understand is your perverse point of view on Job because you have done such a terrible job explaining it. You have mainly just repeated your claims.