Thursday, March 15, 2012

34. Job 1:12

Job 1:12
And the Lord said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not lay a hand on his person."

God let Satan control Job's wealth and family. He let Satan destroy all Job loved. It seems incomprehensible that God could allow, much less permit such slaughter to any person. After all isn't He a loving God? Obviously this is one of those things not quite in our reach of mind. It does in a way, however, give quite a bit of comfort to mind, that Satan can only take what he is allowed "only do not lay a hand of his person." Job was protected against the worst, at least for now.
Lord, thank you for the protection we have in You against the evil one. Help me to stand up for You and the things You stand for because, unlike Job, temptation to wander and wonder often begins to get a hold on me. Let me always stick with the fact of Your love.

   <-- Job 1:10-11                                                                                                          Job 1:13-15 -->

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