Why did Job's wife tell him to curse God and die?


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Job faced many forms of suffering. He lost his children and wealth in a single day. He was then struck with painful sores over his entire body. After this time, his wife added to the pain by saying...

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Job 3:1: After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Satan wanted Job to be put on trial for all the blessings that he had, for his thoughts were, he obeyed and feared God only because of the blessings that he was blessed with. (Job 1:9) Satan was being given the power and control over all that Job had and wanted him after going through these trials to curse the Lord, (Job 1:11-12) instead of which Job cursed his day. To an extent that his wife also provoked him and wanted him to curse God and die. (Job 2:9)

Job was a man of God’s own heart for there was none like him on the earth a perfect and upright man one that feared God and shunned evil. (Job 1:8) For he knew if a person can’t satisfy God and comfort His heart then he is unfit for his calling just as Saul, the Lord repented to set him to be a king. (1 Sam 15:11) God’s heart ached for He was incited (moved) to destroy him without cause (Job 2:3) when he was harmed by Satan and tried. 

Job’s wife, who could not stand before him, though he prayed for his children (Job 19:17) who passed away, was blessed in his latter days more than the beginning with wealth and a family having children as in the first, seven sons and three daughters. (Job 42:12-13) Therefore knowing how God works in us, it is foolish to speak as one of the foolish (Job 2:10), for whatever circumstances we go through we need to pray over it for then shall we receive twice as much as we had before.

Job 42:1: And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

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“Curse God and die!” was exactly what Satan wanted Job to do, and Job’s wife put the temptation before her husband. Yes, Satan can work through people who are dear to us (Matt. 16:22-23; Acts 21:10-14); and the temptation is stronger because we love them so much. Adam listened to Eve (Gen. 3:6, 12), and Abraham listened to Sarah (Gen. 16); but Job did not listen to the advice of his wife. --Wiersbe

Job's wife, adding temptation to affliction, was just like Satan here, because she was advising Job to sin. (See Job 2:5). Actually, she was saying, "Curse God and die" (because He would end your life for blaspheming). --John MacArthur 

It may be that she was just wishing to see her husband's misery to end. --Faithlife Study Bible

Job's wife was saying that you, my husband, are suffering unfairly; it's God's fault [He is the one who is being unfair to you now]. The view that suffering happens because God is unfair--is a popular view. But it is WRONG! God is not unfair! That is not God. It is not His character at all! Don't blame Him! 
Job agreed, calling her view foolishness (Job 2:10). —Ryrie Study Bible

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