“Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips”
Job here realizes the great truth of our existence on earth. Adam and Eve could have chosen the tree of life but instead, wanting to be Gods, they chose the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. All of history then is the outworking of mankind learning in very real lessons the knowledge of both good and evil.
There are only two responses to this ultimately. We can follow the advice of Job’s wife to curse God and die or we can actually eat from the tree of life Adam and Eve rejected, offered to us in the person of Jesus Christ.