Saturday, January 4, 2014

God knows us by name.

Job 1:8  Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job?  He is the finest man in all the earth---a man of complete integrity.  He fears God and will have nothing to do with evil.”

God knows us by name.  Of all the people on the earth at that time, God knew Job by name.  That is an amazing thing.  God has the ability to know each one of us by our names and He never gets our names mixed up. 

God had Job pegged.  He not only knew his name, He knew all about his heart.  God knew Job well enough that He could call him the finest man in all the earth.  This tells us that not only did God know Job’s heart; He knows the heart of everyone on earth.  God compared Job to all the people on earth and then made His judgment of him.  I think that is absolutely amazing. 

It is also amazing that God said the things He said about Job.  Job was living a pure and holy life.  He took his relationship with God seriously and God knew it.  We do not live godly lives without it being known and affirmed by God.

We notice as well that God is speaking about Job to Satan.  Satan was adamant about accusing Job of being less than God’s evaluation of him.  Satan was convinced that no one could be as good as God said he was.  Satan does not know the heart.  His belief is that no one is good enough to please God.  No one is worthy of God’s blessings.  No one is qualified to be God’s child. 

Dear friend, never believe what Satan says about you; believe what God says about you.  Don’t let Satan convince you that you are not who God says you are.  God says that if you accept Jesus as your personal Savior and you are letting Him be your Lord, you are forever His child and there is a place reserved in heaven for you.  There is absolutely nothing Satan can do to change that. 

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