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Job 1:1-21

This man was of the same nature as you and me. This man had a characteristic like you and me: he knew God in his time. There are men like us who lived with the pressures of their time.

Genesis 6:5

God never created man evil. In the Garden of Eden, there was no evil. Adam and Eve had natural obedience to God. The evil came from outside. It was when he disobeyed that evil came. Even the earth produced the briers and thorns. Since that day, man's heart was evil and therefore man no longer had obedience to God. Man's obedience to the Word of God protected man. When Adam lived with Eve, they were totally naked, there were no ulterior motives, no evil thoughts. God is always right. The Word of God is a shield. Just go out into the street and see what happens: evil has become good and good has become evil.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

This is what we find in this world. We are in the time of the end. All the demons of the various previous ages are found in this last age. "(Revelation 2:26) It will not be easy, you will have to go through the trials. Men have been sawn up, martyrs, they have proved that God and the Bible are true. A Christian cannot die. "But to all who received him, to those who believe in his name, he gave the power to become children of God" (John 1:12).

A natural man could not react like Job. Let's look at our reactions to situations. We are really far away. God was Job's shield. Satan could do nothing against Job. He was truly blessed. When everything is going well, you praise God, but when difficulties come, you see the tension rising. Trials are there to show the nature and character of each one. Christian, that is, one must see Christ. God will allow people to insult you to see your reaction. As a Christian, "unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:20) The Pharisees were in on it. "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you look like whitewashed tombs" (Matthew 23:27). God wants your inside because that is the center of all things. If you have a new heart that God has given you, then it will not be hard to love the Word and put it into practice. Your nature must correspond to the Word of God. When the love of God enters into someone, there is no calculation. This love is given.

A hypocritical man, false, he deceives himself. When you are false, you know that there are true people. Job was true, he didn't do it for the sake of honors but because he loved God.

Job 1:1

Integral and upright, we find this specificity in Noah. He had no obligations but he loved God. Today, in order to have communion with the brother, we have to beg them. This is because we have never known Christ. We are not better than others. When you have that in your heart, then the evil spirit has already entered. Look also at Job's behavior toward his own children. Obedience to the Word of God gave him a shield and he was blessed. "And the victory that overcomes the world is our faith." (1 John 5:4) "We are not of those who withdraw to be lost, but of those who have faith to save their souls." (Hebrews 10: 39) Even if it means giving our lives for Him, then let's do it because it's the Truth! This is what the apostles did. In order to do this, something has to happen in you. A believer must trust God even in difficult situations. Job was like that, Satan could not touch him. Why should you be troubled? Our desire is not money, the devil thought that about Job. He did not know Job's heart. Job had not put his heart into this. The problem today is that people are like that. We want to impress people. Job just looked at the usefulness of things, but his heart was not in it. Now the heart of people today is in material things. We must have something for its usefulness. Let us not seek to have to impress. That is useless.

Job 1:9-11

Satan was really convinced of this. Before God allowed Job's good to be touched, Satan could do nothing. God will allow trial in your life, be sure that God has not forsaken you. "You will have tribulation in the world; but take heart, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33) If you are a son of God, it is impossible for you to be without trials.

Even in marriage, the woman who is married to a heathen, the children are sanctified. Consider the power of God. Why Satan came to Eve, "God actually said" because he knew very well that if Adam stayed in that position, Satan could not do anything against him. The Word of God is a shield. Even when you die, death cannot hold you.

Job's heart was so attached to God that God loved Job even more. When you are like that, God watches over all your possessions. God had to prove Satan wrong. "Having purified your souls by obeying the truth to have sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently with all your heart" (1 Peter 1:22) Love is a power, that is why Satan seeks to put discord between brothers and sisters. "Above all, have fervent love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins." (1 Peter 4:8) If we leave an opening for Satan, then he will grab it. At Pentecost, they had purity in their hearts. They had no ulterior motives toward the brethren.


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