The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.” - Job 1:8
I often think of Job. Go back and read Job. Meditate on Job. He was a fellow sufferer, much more so than I have ever suffered.
The above verse always pricked my temper just a bit. I mean, really Lord? Did you have to go and throw the man under the bus like that? Poor Job's just minding his own Godly business and God's up there bringing him to the attention of the evil one!
But let me share with you something God has shared with me recently.
We persevere under trial, don't we? Every day.
We turn to God and do our best to show Jesus even when our way is dark and difficult.
In light of this, “Have you considered my servant?” sounds an awful lot like, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.’ - Matthew 25:21
Precious Lord, help me never to forget that You already know all of my days. You know all of my answers, reactions and moods. Thank you for trusting me with this suffering. Please grant that it can showcase You. In Jesus' Name, Amen...
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