Challenge

In the Book of Job we read of a case where Satan came before God and issued a challenge, and we see how God took that challenge and used everything Satan meant for evil and used it for good.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

And the LORD said unto 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? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?

thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himselfput not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. Job 1:6-12

Satan's challenge is this: If you allow me to take Job's property, he will curse you. When the Lord allows Satan what he asks for it shows once again that Satan is a liar because things do not work out as he says the will.

Look at Job's reaction! Instead of cursing God he worships God and says " ...the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD"

So The Lord accepted Satan's challenge and proved him wrong.

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