Jesus In Me
Notice, the first thing that Satan stole from Job was his cattle. In ancient days, cattle were used, not just for food, but to offer as sacrifices of worship to God. So, we could say that the first property that Satan stole was Job’s worship.
Job’s worship ceased and he cursed his birth, which declared his birth a mistake. Then, Job plummeted into despair and depression. Everything about Job’s life fell into disturbing places of hardship and trouble. Job seemed hurt and lived in tormenting pain.
I have personally realized that when my worship dwindles, my prayer life slacks off, and my thoughts fall away from living in victory to turning inward, selfish, and defeating. Thus, when my worship dwindles, it affects all other areas of my life.
No matter the circumstances we face in life, whether the loss of material possessions, failing health, or possibly children in certain situations, will you allow Satan to steal your worship? Has your worship ceased? Have you cursed your own birth by:
- Calling your life a mistake
- Despising the family you were born into
- Hating the way or where you were born
Jesus In Me: Jesus Christ is in me to love and worship God, my Heavenly Father. I choose to worship and not look at my life as one big mistake, which is a type of cursing God for my birth. Lord, I repent and thank you Lord for creating me to worship You. Even if it seems too difficult to praise you, I praise you as God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I will no longer allow my worship as stolen property that belongs to me.
Today’s Reading: Job, a man from Uz, feared God, lived blameless and upright, and turned away from evil for a period of time. He had accumulated much wealth and a family. Yet, his family partied with one another, in sinful ways. Job prayed for his children and offered burnt offerings for them, just in case they had cursed God during their idolatrous parties.
Yet, God allowed Satan to test Job, attacking him in every aspect of his possessions, family, finances, and health—to the degree that he cursed the day of his conception and the day of his birth. When he cursed his birth, life went down hill until Job repented and regained his worshiped toward God.
“The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them…the Sabeans fell upon them and took them…the fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep” (Job 1:16 ESV).
“Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth” (Job 2:13 ESV).
“For the thing that I fear comes upon me…I am not at ease…I have no rest, but trouble comes” (Job 3:25-26 ESV).
Tomorrow’s Delight: Job 6-9