I find it intriguing that Satan was with the angels when they presented themselves to the Lord. I would like to have some discussion on: 1. Satan being able to go with the angels to present themselves. 2. Can evil be in the presence of God? Explanation of how Satan could be in the presence of God. 3. God is the one who brings up Job as a challenge to Satan. 4. Satan's attitude of God's blessings and protection are what make Job fear and follow God. 5. Satan's challenge to God to strike Job with calamity and predicts Job will curse God. 6. God can harm people and Satan can only when God allows him. NIV Job 1: 6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. 7 The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” 8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” 9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 12 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the Lord.