“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?”
Job. The mature and upright man from the land of Uz, who feared God and departed from evil. He had a reputation with men as the greatest man in all of the east. But he also had a reputation with God. He was His servant. The Lord said there was none like him in all of the earth.
Job had such a relationship with the Lord that he was chosen to be the example encased within the canon of Scripture of the permission from the Lord that Satan needs before he touches one of God’s children.
Notice how Satan answers the Lord’s question to him:
“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 ever side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”
Satan is aware of the hedge of protection the Lord has placed around His children. Be thankful for the hedge that surrounds you today. If you are a child of God, nothing can happen to you unless God allows it.
When the Lord allows difficult circumstances to come into our lives it is an opportunity for us to be an example to those around us, and shine our Light. Like Job, we can use the situation to turn our weeping into worship.
“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped…the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
Job could have easily quit. He could have gotten mad at God for all that he lost. Instead, Job chose to fall on his knees and worship his Lord.
Examine your walk with the Lord today. Could you be considered upright and one that feareth God? Rejoice when you are considered worthy to be a partaker of Christ’s sufferings.
I Peter 4:13
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
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