April 17th, 2017
Job Had Eternal Hope
Job 2:4-6 (KJB) And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. 5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. 6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.
Satan implied any man would surely give up on God when his physical life was circling the drain. Perhaps a man who was trusting in a faulty or contingent based belief about God could be easily swayed into walking away from God when contrary winds began to blow.
The thought of his own physical death is certainly frightening to an unregenerate man.
Yes, anyone who only knows about God in his mind and relies wholly upon his environment for substantiation and assessed value is in danger of walking away from any possibility of a relationship with God because of their unbelief.
However, any man who knows God personally in his heart is not easily swayed by his surroundings or the condition of his life. He has his prospect set and secure upon things of God. The regenerated man finds lasting hope and refuge no matter what he may face in this world.
Knowing about God is not enough, mankind must have a personal eternal heart relationship with God.
Satan’s power is always limited by the supernatural presence and power of God. God asked Satan to spare Job’s life but divinely allowed trials and temptations to blitz Job’s life for a season.
The power and presence of God in Job’s life still speaks volumes to us today!
God knew that a man who had an eternal relationship with him would not be spiritually swayed to desert Him because of the presence of adverse circumstances. Knowing God personally is to trust in Him in any situation. God spared Job’s death at the hands of satan for His own eternal purpose.