We are all use to trouble,it’s nothing new. But the trials and tribulations we’re going through now seem more intense! And we know why,Satan comes to steal,kill and destroy anything he can to keep us away from God. That is his intent ! And he knows he hasn’t got much more time to trouble us. Satan is the same liar he was from the beginning and that will not change. Whenever I get down from my trials and tribulations,I try hard to get into the word. And this morning I went to Job, I was reminded that Satan is the accuser ,he is always bringing up something to use against us. We must remember God’s “Faithfulness”! As Job did,can you imagine God saying Have you considered my servant———— add your name. I believe God does us this way also,he knows how much we can handle,even when we feel enough is enough. Also keep in mind the Spirit of God drove Jesus into the wilderness after forty days of fasting,and God kept him. He will do the same for us,don’t give up God is still in total control!
Job’s First Test
6 One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan,came with them. 7“ Where have you come from?” the LORD asked Satan.
Satan answered the LORD, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”
8 Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”
9 Satan replied to the LORD, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is! 11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”
12“All right, you may test him,” the LORD said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the LORD’s presence.
13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: “Your oxen were plowing, with the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
16 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
17 While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: “Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
18 While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. 19 Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.”
20 Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. 21 He said,
“I came naked from my mother’s womb,
and I will be naked when I leave.
The LORD gave me what I had,
and the LORD has taken it away.
Praise the name of the LORD!”
22 In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.
Love in Christ Pat