Job’s status as a man ‘blameless and upright’ isn’t what God needs from him. God needs man to obey Him because He is God and in spite of the Covenant. God made a covenant with us!
Obedience is constituted by a movement of probing, by a historical process which is irreducible to the results of the process. It is the process itself which is important.
– Susan Ticciati in her article “Does Job fear God for naught?”