Job 1:9-11 “Does Job fear God for NOTHING?” Satan replied. Have you not put up a HEDGE around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herd are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely CURSE you to your face.
Two questions came to mind as I read the above scripture verses.
How much does God know about me? How overconfident is Satan about the issues in my life?
You see, Job was a man like you and me…flesh and blood. But there was something that God knew about him that makes me extremely glad. GOD KNEW THAT JOB WAS GOD-FEARING AND SHUNNED EVIL. But Satan had a different and overconfident opinion over this matter. Does Job fear you for nothing? He asked God. And there we go again.
In the past few months, I hear Satan, the accuser of the brethren asking this same question over and over again. DOES GLADWELL REALLY FEAR YOU FOR NOTHING? What does God know about me? Does He know that I love and fear Him? For months, the heat has intensified and there is nowhere or no-one to run to. God has allowed the enemy to stretch his hands and strike everything I have, but no, he has not laid a finger on me. Then this morning, I woke up to this words of Job in my mouth.
Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him; I will surely defend my ways to His face. In deed, this will turn out for my DELIVERANCE, for no godless man would dare come before Him. Job 13:15-16
Before long, my heart rejoiced when I recalled these two scriptures verses.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him WE MIGHT BECOME THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD. 2 Corinthians 5:21
Let us then approach the throne of grace with CONFIDENCE, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in OUR TIME OF NEED. Hebrews 4:16
I don’t know about you, but in the end I will say together with Job…
MY EARS HAD HEARD OF YOU BUT NOW MY EYES HAVE SEE YOU. Job 42:5