To ask for something “in Christ’s name” or “in faith” means to ask for things agreeable to his will.
The blessings for obedience and curses for disobedience in the Law were tied to earthly pictures of divine justice on the Last Day and not intended to teach us what each of us should expect day to day in our lives.
Because the Law was a picture of what it looks like to be rewarded for obedience and cursed for disobedience on a small and controlled scale (in order to teach man that this is not what he wants for his salvation) it, necessarily, had to have rewards and curses.
Repentance is the unavoidable road to grace which bears the wonderful fruit of rest in the provision of God.
God finally gives Job his audience and demonstrates that Job’s words have been both foolish and sinful.
Elihu confronts Job’s false notion of innocence and his false notion of God’s perversion of justice as he focuses on the mysteries of God’s infinitude and grace.
Elihu confronts Job’s counselors and his false notion of innocence.
Job closes his defense with as recording of the facts and an oath of innocence, challenging God to prove him wrong.
This world does not hold the answers to life’s most ultimate questions, those can only be found in God.
Left with no earthly comforter, Job turns to the only one he knows must heed justice and looks to God for vindication even if he doesn’t understand his present suffering.
Job’s counselors continue to press him with the wisdom of the world which he embraces to a point and is, thus, led into despair.
God, in his grace, ignores the desires of Job and refuses to abandon him.
Job loses his way (of wisdom) because he seeks to make sense of his suffering with the logic of this world.
Job serves as a demonstration that, by grace, God is able to preserve sinful man against the attacks of the devil, something righteous Adam could not do on his own.
Job was a real man who lived sometime around the time of the patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob) who, though not sinless, sincerely sought after God, understanding his need for a Redeemer.