Job 1-3 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Job is an unusual book. It is a book that reminds us that we don’t need to have all of our questions answered, we just need to have faith. Job struggles with what is happening to him, but ends up realizing that he can’t know or understand everything. We have some additional insight. We get a peak into the throne room of God, and understand that God is allowing this to happen to Job as a test. He believes that Job will come through it, and although Job does have some rough moments, his faith survives!
Satan is the protagonist here, and our devotional asks us to consider the other names and descriptions for him in Scripture. Which one of the following could have been taken from Job?
Matthew 12:24 “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, ‘It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.’”
Matthew 13:19 “When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart.”
Luke 10:18 “And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
1 Peter 5:8 “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”
Revelation 9:11 “They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.”
Revelation 12:10 “And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.”
Revelation 20:2-3 “And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.”