January 5, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Job 1-2
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Commentary: Job was a man of great wealth, not only monetarily but also with family. Satan wanted to prove that humans are weak, and, at the first sign of trouble, they would be willing to turn their backs on the Lord. God knew Job, knew his heart, and allowed Satan to test him. Note, and take encouragement in the fact that Satan must seek permission from the Lord! God is always in control!
Focus Verses: 1:8-12 Satan can do nothing permission from the Lord! The Lord knows what we are capable of handling. It is up to us to prove the Lord right! Are you going through a difficult time in your life right now? What does it mean to you, to know that the Lord is confident you can handle it? What does it mean to you, to know that the Lord allowed this testing?