Before Breakfast: Job 2:3
“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 holdest fast his integrity although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause”
Job was an upright and perfect man who feared God and detested evil. (See Job 1:1)
He was a man God could boldly vouch for before satan, despite all his riches.
To prove these attributes, God allowed satan to make him lose all he had laboured for in a single day!
But despite this, Job maintained his stand and never spoke ill-words against God.
Still not satisfied, satan went ahead to attack his health, perhaps he will be forced to denounce his faith in God, but he remained resolute. He had determined that even if God decided to ‘kill’ him, yet he will trust in Him-what a trust!(Job 13:15)
No wonder God blessed his latter end greatly than his former. This was because He made God proud and got the reward of ‘passing’ the test and coming out from the trials ‘unshaken’. (Job 42:12-13)
Many christians only serve God whenever things are rossy for them, but will show their real ‘selves’ the moment they face some trials and challenges of life by ‘denouncing’ their faith by utterance, attitudes and thoughts.
How reliable, trustworthy and dependable are you before God and men?
Can you come out unshaken when faced with trials and challenges as Job did?
However, Being fervent for God and being righteous or upright does not exonerate us from challenges or problems, but it gives us assurance of victory at last if we do not compromise. See Romans 8:28, John 16:33, Gal 6:9.)