March 23 | Job 1:9-10
“Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for no reason? Did you not put a hedge of protection around him, and around his house, all that belongs to him on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands and his property has increased in the land.” (Job 1:9–10)
On my bleakest days, I look to the Lord and remember His blessings. He saved my life and protected me all these years. When I came home from nursing homes, my ENT operated on my throat and told my parents I could have died every time they changed my trach.
I counted close to 40 times I could’ve died. The Lord has been good to me! He’s been good to you. But do you realize His blessings? We don’t take enough time to look back on our lives and see what we never saw before.
Satan must go before God, and when God dotes on Job, Satan says it’s unfair. He thinks Job only serves God because of the blessings God gives. The rest of Job shows Satan was dead wrong. Job never sinned against God or stopped worshiping Him despite his great loss.
Would you pass a test with flying colors like Job? I joked around in a sermon about Job that we don’t want to be A+ Christians. Those are the ones God holds high on His pedestal and shows off two enemies like Satan. Instead, aim for about B to A. Fly under the radar.
Action Step: Take a moment to reminisce on God’s blessings poured out to you. Think about how many times Satan has been stopped from harming you because of God’s powerful blessings.
Precious Father, I bow before You in humble adoration of all You have done for me over the years. I don’t stop to thank You enough. I don’t realize what You brought me through. I worship You and remember Your goodness.