Exonerated

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In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong. — Job 1:22

This is theologically stunning. Primarily because when man encounters tragedy we go straight to questioning God. But remember it is not humanity who is on trial here. Humanity is fallen. The earth is Satan's fallen domain. Rather, Satan has put God on trial. Satan suggested that Job's faithfulness was dependent on God's blessing and dependent on the protection God had afforded him. But God knows better. The protection and blessing are removed and Satan is proved wrong — again. And while most men in this situation would have gone immediately to questioning God and charging him with wrongdoing — Job does not. Job never sins or charges God with any wrong.

After reading this, this makes me wonder if right now in our life there is a divine discussion occurring behind the scenes? If supernatural powers convene to discuss our faithfulness? And I wonder, as our protections and blessings fall if God is looking down on us with a smile as he proclaims:

"Stay in the battle brothers! Satan is furious, but the victory is mine. Let's prove this guy wrong!"

ASK THIS: What battle are you fighting today. (Share this in the comments below)

DO THIS: Prepare your heart, and take up arms against the enemy — and battle!

PRAY THIS: God, give me strength to war with the enemy and his schemes. I am weak and need your strength today!

PLAY THIS: Battle Belongs.

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12 thoughts on “Exonerated

  1. Eddie Ackerman says:

    I am fighting cascading negative circumstances just this morning. I found a tick on me, which in and of itself is one of those irritating things. I went to vacuum the chair and the dog bed, presuming those to be the two most likely spots for any other ticks, and the circuit breaker tripped for that outlet and the entire bathroom/kitchen area. I am not getting a full night’s sleep because I have a 7 month old at home and my wife has to wake up about 3 hours before I do every weekday. These are the things that are starting off my work week so far and God, I need Your patience, tolerance, love, and understanding to remember that all of these things are temporary. God, remind me to focus on the eternal and not the ethereal things of this earth. Amen.

  2. Brian says:

    I pray for the courage and energy to fight for my marriage, which because of my sins, is bloodied and bruised. Satan may have won a battle but not the war.

  3. Dennis says:

    EXCERPT FROM THEODORE ROOSEVELT, “THE MAN IN THE ARENA,” SPEECH
    DELIVERED IN PARIS, FRANCE, ON APRIL 23, 1910.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer
    of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose
    face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and
    again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the
    deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at
    the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails
    while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know
    victory nor defeat.
    Be strong Brothers and Warrior On!

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  4. Matt says:

    Let’s battle against the true enemy, Satan. It’s all too easy for me to see people as the enemy sometimes, when rather it’s the dark spiritual forces that are unseen.

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  5. Rich Thomas says:

    I think sometimes we downplay our need for God in just our daily struggles. Lord, help me battle my flesh today.

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