August 30

Job 34:1-36:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12; Psalm 44:1-8; Proverbs 22:10-12

Since God is just and He is incapable of injustice, how can you explain the evil that Job endured? Job’s friends had a very limited view of how God operated and the cause of evil in someone’s life.

Job’s friends had no concept that there might be another actor on the stage of life. There is a real devil and he desires to hurt us and destroy our relationship with God and with other people. It is possible to be innocent and have evil happen because satan gets glory out of disrupting our lives.

While you shouldn’t be afraid of the works of the devil, you must know that there is a force of evil who desires to destroy everything good about your life. The key is not to cooperate with him! The devil can only defeat you if you cooperate with him. This is why Job maintained his innocence.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Job 37:1-39:30; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10; Psalm 44:9-26; Proverbs 22:13

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