In a Heavenly meeting and before the universe, Satan charged God of spoiling His children with material blessings and suggested that once these blessings are withheld, God’s children will actually curse God.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them…And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand…” Job 1:6-12
With what audacity did Satan talk to his Creator?
The universe now is watching to see how Job will react. Now Job had no idea over what was going on in the Heavenly courts. Little did he know that he was being watched by the universe to see if Satan was right or wrong.
Immediately, Satan attacked Job with the worst scenario of disasters. Satan destroyed Job’s children and all his possessions. Then, Job receives the final blow when Satan attacks him with a deadly disease. Job was found in utter devastation, bewilderment and shock. “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly” Job 1:22. Even Job’s wife in despair advises Job “Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die” Job 2:9.
Job does not understand why the Lord had seemingly left him. He cries to God but the lord can’t explain to him what is happening. The whole universe is watching intently. Finally, the trial is settled when Job gives his famous statement, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him” Job 13:15.
Job’s faithfulness falsified the devil’s accusations before the universe. The Lord blessed Job’s faith and rewarded him greatly “So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters….” Job 42:12,13
Do we have the same kind of trust in God? Today, we have the Bible witness yet we still doubt our loving Heavenly Father. Job had nothing.
No one will ever love you that way. So, trust Him.