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Job – Knowing God

by on October 10, 2014

 

Job is unique of all the books of the Bible. We get a glimpse into the Heavenly throne room where Satan gains an audience with God. Satan accuses God of favoritism in Job’s life.

We see God allowing Satan to bring difficulty into Job’s life. This was to chasten Job and to prove to Satan that God was still God.

Job’s life becomes the battleground between God and Satan. Satan’s purpose is to destroy. God’s purpose is to purify.

This may be your life. Indeed, if you are one of God’s children, God will chasten you and He may use some of the same methods He used in the life of Job.

When God chastens us, our friends may conclude that we have sinned. Such was the case with Job.

How can we maintain our emotional and Spiritual equilibrium when we are being tested by God and accused by people? First of all, people are not our judges. Secondly, we must maintain our absolute trust in an almighty God. Thirdly, we must keep an eternal perspective on life.

We will be judged by God and not by people. People may say what they will and accuse us falsely as Job’s “friends” certainly did. But, God is working in the lives of His children. He will allow “friends” to arrive at false conclusions and make false accusations but, eventually we will stand before God. And, even now, we must live before God knowing the condition of our own heart. We do not allow the assessment of men to disrupt our security in our Heavenly Father.

Job said, I know that my Redeemer lives and will stand in the last days on the earth and though my body completely perish I will be resurrected and stand before the God of all the earth and be judged righteously. Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.

It is important that you know what you believe and Who you believe lest you be distressed and dissuaded by the difficult events of life.

Do not allow the wrong assessments of humans to move you off the foundation on which God has placed you. If you know God, you know that He will never forsake you.

In the New Testament the Apostle Paul says, For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. II Tim. 1:12

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