Topic: Book of Job
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. (Job 1:9-12 KJV)
Before God leased Satan to the life of Job, there was a question from Satan. He asked to God, “Doth Job fear God for nought?” or “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Even Satan knew Job has respect to God or God knew what this deceiver was trying to do, he challenged God with one question. Even Satan succeed to trick Eve at Garden of Eden, it does not mean that he would succeed this ones. God said in Isaiah 55:8-9, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
As we read verse 11, Satan told God that Job would curse at God due to his life tragedies. Then God gave the permission to Satan to do whatever he wanted to do with Job, except don’t touch Job with his hand. In other words, he didn’t have the right to kill Job. He could try to mix Job’s mind as he did to Eve, but he cannot murder Job’s life.
Why? Why Satan cannot kill Job? Even his family members died from tragedy, God wanted to show that Satan can control over the earth, but he cannot make all the people to worship him. God made humans to make their own decisions. Are you glad that God didn’t make us as robots? Of course, we have fallen from sins and become enemies of God. It doesn’t mean that we have to stay there. God can pick us up and lead into the right path of life, if we’d let Him.
There are some Christians and evangelists who have turned away from God and lead themselves into destruction. Even though I am not a pastor of any church, I’d like to tell you that God is waiting for you to open your heart, so He can live in you and direct you into the right path. If you are TV/radio evangelist and have lead your congregations with the wrong messages of the gospel, you are not too late to turn yourself to God and have the new beginning of Spirit-led revival. The reason you don’t find any prosperity message in my blog, because it is not the main message of the gospel. Even though there is nothing wrong for us to have nice things, Satan can use our material possessions to turn ourselves away from God.
If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.