Saturday, July 18, 2015

Job-The Accuser Attacks Again

By Mary Vee
From Job 2



From the Notes of an Angel



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Here I am again, a second visit with you. I am an angel, a servant of the Almighty God. Praise His Holy Name.

I hope you've heard about our last meeting. It was terrible. Feel free to scroll down two posts to see what happened.

Anyway, the other angels and I have a meeting with the Lord today. I sure hope he doesn't come again. You know who I mean, right? The Accuser? Satan?

Come on, I'll let you listen in on today's meeting. 

As angels we come to present ourselves before the Lord. We dress appropriately, sing praises, and present our very best. After all, God deserves it! 

Look! He is here! I can't believe it. All he wants to do is ruin someone's life. At the last meeting, the Lord told the Accuser that 'there was no one on earth like Job. Job is blameless and upright. A man who fears God and hates evil.' Satan received permission to test Job, but he was not allowed to hurt him.

The problem is, he came back again.

Shh, the Lord is speaking.

"Satan, where have you come from and what have you been doing?"


"I've been roaming through the earth, going back and forth, looking at all the people you have made."

Not again. He has already destroyed all of Job's sheep, oxen, donkeys, many of his servants, and he killed all of Job's children. I was very please with Job's response, though. He could have yelled at God like most people do. But he praised God saying, "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away." What a man of God. 

The Lord said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him. He is blameless and upright, a man who fears me and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you took so much away from him AND without any reason. 

A terrible grin appeared on Satan's face. It didn't take him long to come up with something nasty to say. "Skin for skin!" A man will give all he has for his own life. But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face."

The Lord said to Satan, "Very well, then, he is in your hands. But you must spare his life."

I shook my head. Job's faith was more than on the outside. In his heart lays a true love for God. He would stand strong in his faith no matter what happens.

Satan rubbed his hands together and left. He didn't waste any time. He sent painful sores from the soles of Job's feet to the top of his head.

I looked down on Job. The poor man sat in ashes. He took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it.


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Job's wife cried, "Are you still holding on to your integrity? What is the matter with you? Curse God and die!"

Then Job said words that caused me to smile. He said to her, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Do you think we should accept good from God and not trouble? Why?"

I do feel sorry for Job. But I also am proud of him. I've heard it said, in all that happened, Job did not sin in what he said.

I sure hope Satan is satisfied and leaves Job alone.

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1. Why did Satan do horrible things to Job?
2. Do bad things happen to good people?
3. Do all bad things happen because we are bad?
4. Why do you think God lets bad things happen?
5. What did Satan do to Job?
6. What did Job hold on to?
7. What did Job's wife say?

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