We all love stories. I could uninterestingly but simply state that Mr. Smith is a person of integrity. Or I could tell you a story that illustrates that Mr. Smith is indeed a person of integrity; and I could do so without ever specifically stating that fact. In the Bible in the story of Job, God does both; we are both told that Job is a person of integrity outright; but we are also told a story that illustrates that truth for us. And although I am glad I have the simple evaluation by God that Job eschewed evil and feared Him; I am extremely thankful for 40 plus chapters of narrative that illustrate how Job feared God. Thus, stories are quite an important element of the human experience. Nevertheless the simple facts are important too.