Job 1:8 – “Then the LORD said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.'”
Have you ever stopped to think about the confidence God had in Job? I was sitting in church on Sunday when the preacher said something about Job and his patience.
I thought about Job. That poor man went through so much. I can’t imagine enduring the tragedies he did. And though he was at the lowest points of his life, he still did not curse God for what had happened to him.
Now, let’s go back a bit to this verse. Look at the first chapter of Job. He had it all, yet he lead his family in the ways of God. Remember, this was before the law of Moses (so the historians tell us).
God had great confidence in this man Job. He knew where Job’s heart really was. Satan tried to tell God that it was because of all he had that he worshipped God. But God knew the truth, Job served God because he loved Him.
What about you, princess. If you ended your day with everything that you have and all that you loved gone, would you still seek after God? Would you even want Him to help you? Does God look down on you and have the confidence in you to allow Satan to test you in such a severe way?
Deep stuff, I know. I don’t have the answer. But it is thought provoking, is it not? Let’s make the effort today to serve God the way that Job did through thick and thin – with our whole heart.