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God is Faithful

Do you find it concerning that God is the first to mention Job when talking to Satan? Initially, this seems like a cruel thing for God to do. After all, Job has spent his life being blameless and upright. Why would God repay such a life by pointing to Job as if He’s urging Satan to do something? How do we respond to this as people working toward righteousness?

Note what God says about Job: “There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil” (Job 1:8).  As children of God, we shouldn’t be taken off guard when troubles come our way. In Job 2:10, Job asks, “Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”  If we are genuinely working to be more like Jesus, we can expect to be attacked, but we can’t let those attacks distract us from the goal of being God’s faithful servants.

When we read Job’s whole story, we see God is fully faithful to those who trust in Him. He restored to Job double of everything he lost. When troubles come our way, we need to cling to the power of Christ and allow God to proudly say to Satan, “Look at my servants.” God will be faithful in the end.

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