Text:“I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.” – Psalm 37:25, 24.
The aim of the devil in troubling the people of God is to weaken their love for GOD, diminish their interest to serve Him and ultimately make them to backslide from the true way, the way of life. Where such ones by the grace of God are able to resist him in faith, he leaves them to seek for other vulnerable victims who may be spiritually careless.
Job manifested uncommon strength in withstanding satan's attacks. Before the devil's attack on Job, the Almighty God had told satan, “Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” (Job 1:8) Can our heavenly Father make similar commendation of us? Though Job did not hear the conversation that took place between God and satan, yet, he was resolute in his determination never to grant satan the luxury of having the last laugh.
The devil was thus grossly mistaken when he thought that Job's love for God would wane because of adversity. Yes, Job had sore boils from head to toe; It is true he suffered the anguish of losing his wealth and the death of his ten children in violent circumstances. But these did not make him fall from his steadfastness.
The gladsome news that greeted his latter end should be our consolation so as to strengthen and stabilize us when we face the storm – 1 Corinthians 15:58.; Romans 8:35,37.