Today I had cause to think about Job and all that satan put on him in effort to get him to curse God. But what I find interesting…
Before Satan was allowed to touch Job, he had to have permission from God.
“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD. Job 1:10-12
Now how cool is that??? Satan had to approach God and request permission to tempt a child of God…WOW!!!
I take great comfort in knowing I am the King’s kid and absolutely nothing or nobody can touch me without God’s permission!
So, you ask why would God give Satan permission to tempt us…
Because, our Father knows us…We are His and He believes in us!!! We are allowed to go through the test because He knows we will pass! Bottom line God knows us better than we know ourselves!
When We Say…. He Says…
- “I can’t go on” “I am Your Sustainer”
- “I am thirsty” “I am The Living Water”
- “I am scared” “I am Your Protector”
- “I am hungry” “I am The Bread of Life”
- “I am lost” “I am The Way”
- “I don’t have enough “I am Your Provider”
- “I’m not” “I AM”
He knows us, He loves us, He has a hedge of protection about us and Satan does not cross that hedge unless given permission by your Father! Most importantly…God told Satan “but on the man himself do not lay a finger” and he…