“Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”
Most know the testimony of Job quite well. He lived in the land of Uz, and was known as a perfect and upright man, who feared God and eschewed evil.
People who knew Job knew his priorities.
He had a reputation of living for God and for being a man of faith in Him.
Satan even knew Job.
When he came into His presence, the Lord Himself spoke of Job to Satan, and in verses 9-11 we find his response to the Lord’s suggestion.
“Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.”
Satan also knew that Job was living inside the hedge that the Lord had placed around him. He knew that if he was to do anything to him, the Lord Himself would have to remove the hedge from Job in order for Satan to be able to touch him.
The Lord had shut him inside a hedge of divine protection.
That’s what the Lord does for His children.
He did it for Noah and his family just before the earth was destroyed by the flood.
“And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the LORD shut him in.”
Have you ever been aware of the hedge of protection God has around you?
Maybe you’ve experienced trials where you knew that God had allowed Satan to inflict your live.
When trials come, remember that God had to have allowed it.
He works things together for our good and His glory.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Thank God for the hedge today.
Genesis 41-42 | John 21
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