Scripture Reading: Job 34:10-15
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Scripture Quote: Job 1:10-11 (NIV) Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."
No doubt the Christian faces the devil and his deceitful schemes against us on a pretty consistent basis. We can, nevertheless, choose to conduct ourselves as multitudes before us have - Like those that will neither sell their souls, their consciences, nor their country, for any price. Even if God should punish us, we will nevertheless trust in him. Like Job, and thousands of others like us have done, whose hearts belong to Christ, we must deliberately choose the path to everlasting life, even in the face of our destruction here on earth.
Who among us would stand as firm in faith after absolutely everything we loved or possessed was taken from us? In all that he lost, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing. Instead, Job fell to the ground in worship. Satan was utterly disappointed by his reaction. Job defeated Satan without a single thought of him, because he kept his heart and faith in his God - Pray that we could react with such dedicated faith when our trials overcome us.
Today’s meditation: Even in devastation, God’s right to rule stands.
Memory Verse: Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 (NIV)