• This proved beyond doubt that Satan is a lair!
    • Linda Joy
      He proved that all the way back in Genesis 3 verse 4: And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die
    • Thinker
      This is very true. Job just gave it more push! But isn't it great the Lord God sent His Son! He turned the clock back to before Adam and eve sinned and we whom believe are new creatures in Jesus Christ! The old has passed away and the new is here for us to love and enjoy. We are no longer under God's law, Jesus abolished it when He arose from the grave. Jesus Gave us the Law of Love. If we believe on Him we are free! If not then those whom don't have Jesus have to live under a law no man can live up to.
    • Linda Joy
      The law was not abolished it was fulfilled
  • Yes! I am impressed by Job’s self-control, he never spoke bad about God. Despite the fact the Job unwittingly blamed God for his distress, he maintained his integrity to God and continued to ask for guidance and forgiveness.
  • dont sound like anyone considered it
  • And what about getting a personal pat on the back in Jehovah's good book Eh!...????
  • Blessed be the name of the Lord. You see, when you are in the refining fire of the Lord it is painful but in a different way. You are always aware of his loving presence and he always gives you a soft place to land. When satan is at the heart of your troubles: he kicks you and mocks you when you are down and tries to get you to doubt God. Look at what he did to Job. Anyone who knows God knows the difference immediately. God knew Job as Job knew God. God had confidence in Job that he would know the dfference and consider the source. It is a confirmation for many people when they read Job and a deeper understanding of the scripture and the heart of God.
  • No, I don't want a servant job, I have a job :) No, seriously I think Job is a great example of life for most people, which isn't an easy ride, and we do suffer, sometimes more than we can bear, and at these times you can often turn away from God, which is what Satan is saying here, man will only worship you when everything is going well, but when he loses everything but his life, when he suffers that much, he'll turn away, making his love for God shallow. That's how satan works, he either tempts you to turn from God by making your life miserable, or he tempts you by making your life appear wonderful with endless temptation of the flesh and carnal mind, right up until you realise that you've sold your soul to have it. That's how our evil conscience works which is also mentioned in the bible in numerous chapters, Hebrews 10:22 - Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Titus 1:15 - Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. Romans 13:5 - Wherefore [ye] must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. Hebrews 9:14 - How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Romans 2:15 - Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and [their] thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) When I read about the serpent and Adam and Eve in Genesis, I could see it in myself and others, Adam and Eve do not admit their sin to God and take responsibility for their wrongdoing, Adam says "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat." And Eve says "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat." It becomes the blame game, "I didn't do it, it was your fault, or their fault." I've said similar to this, I've spoken like the serpent, and I've thought like it, so the battle is also within, because the conscience unless completely corrupted knows it's wrong, that's where guilt comes from, or shame which is why they hid, they were naked, not just bodily but they'd been exposed, but the temptation to do something can even be alluring and we try to reason with it, in order to give in, which is why we were given Christ to pay the price nailing sin and so death to the cross and be the example for he is the priest in heaven, the redeemer, and we have to follow what he did, by dying to our sinful selves to for no matter how we try we just cannot be perfect, for we have sin, to be reborn and the Holy Spirit to work in us, John 14:26 “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” Jesus said he knew what was in man. John 2:23 But Jesus did not entrust Himself to them, for He knew all men. He did not need any testimony about man, for He knew what was in a man (sin). How many times I've said I'm a good person I don't deserve this, but then the bible says the wages of sin are death, which is why Christ paid for us on the cross, and have I lied which is a sin yes, and the bible says Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight. Revelation 21:"But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." If you have lied and do not repent and turn to God, then you remain an abomination, because God is perfect, and he wants us to be perfect Matthew 5:48, but not in a false way, for God prefers the humble. Thanks for posting, I often think of Job when I feel hopeless and am in pain, he was a far stronger man that I. Romans 8:15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

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