Then Satan comes forth with another challenge. This challenge followed the exact pattern of the first one.
Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.
And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And 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? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.
And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. Job 2: 1-6
This time Satan's challenge is 'if you let me afflict Job with sickness, he will curse you. He even plants the suggestion to 'curse God' in Job's mind through his wife.
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips. Job 2:9-10
Once again Job's reaction makes a liar out of Satan.
We know how the story ends as we read through the 44 chapters of Job. Job goes through great turmoil and strife in his debates with his three friends, etc. Finally God Reveals Himself to Job! And Job realizes his sin, repents and is restored. So in the end God has made him an even more perfect servant and restored to him all things that the enemy had taken.
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