The Second Affliction
Chapter 2 in the book of Job records the second trial Job suffered. The second council meeting in heaven followed the pattern of the first. Once more the angels appeared before God, and Satan again presented himself. The Lord once more spoke His thoughts about His servant Job (Job 2:1-3). But this time He added the words,
“And still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause” (Job 2:3).
God restated His faith in Job’s integrity and reminded Satan that his accusation against Job was without foundation (“without cause”). Satan’s lie about Job was disproved.