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Please share with us in the comment section what your Preacher proclaimed from the pulpit this Sunday?

I myself opened Job chapter one and brought to our attention God's faithful servant (vs1) being recipient to all sorts of blessing which included family (vs2), possessions (vs3), holiday festivities (vs4), and worship (vs5). And how Satan in his corrupt nature sought to question Job's heart and the motive of God's ability to discern His own servants. For a corrupt mind tends to think all are corrupt (6-12).

And just in moment of traditional festive joy was being practiced by Job's family (vs13), the recorded account transitions to devastating and traumatic experience for Job. The "bad news" seems more severe with each new message coming in (vs14-19), as he becomes the brunt vessel in which Satan's destructive nature is aggressively activated.

Job is ravaged into sheer chaos after losing his possessions, servants, and children. Would we not be also? What God had blessed Job with has now been removed by Satan's influential behaviour to invoke enemies, thievery, and murder. Causing a faithful man of God to tare (ripping pain), shave (separation, shame and sorrow), and fall (having all bodily faculties drop useless) to the ground. The account could have easily said "and cursed God" as his wife would later berate (2:9). But no, Job worshipped God (vs20) and did not sin after all he'd been through (vs22).

God may very well bless faithful Christians this day with family, possessions, holidays, and worship. But sin can remove all of those blessings from one day to the next, and remind us what remains: faithful worship to God.

When life gets difficult and it will (i.e. persecution, death of loved ones, deteriorating heath, etc), may we be wise to know God can conquer the Devil through His faithful servants. Servants which persevere through hardships with the love of Christ dwelling in our minds.

  • Stephane H. Maillet
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