Monday, November 23rd, 2015
The Enemy's Game (Part 22)
The Lord said to Satan, 'Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.'
Then Satan answered the Lord 'Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But put forth Your Hand now and touch all that he has; he will surely curse You to Your Face.'
Job 1:8-11 (NASB)
In the game of accusation, I am sadly experienced. My skills in finger-pointing hit the mark on too many victims. How did I get on the enemy's shooting team for fiery darts?
Ignorant people like me may think they're setting some record straight, but not one of us is innocent or licensed by God to judge. When Satan failed to impeach God, he landed in earth's lower court. When he failed to defeat Jesus, his prosecutor's job ended.
'Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night' (Revelation 12:10).
Satan lost his case against God, Job, Jesus and His followers.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: if mankind's accuser has been fired, then why do we still feel indicted? First, only believers are set free, and we must cast off enemy lines. Next, outsiders face a sticky mess. They don't know who or what to believe.
If we show them the love of Jesus, a love without Satan's fiery darts, they may be open to hearing more. Enemy score: zero. God's team: won.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the The Enemy's Game series.