How is your relationship with Satan? Is Satan watching you? Is He concerned about the havoc you may cause to his kingdom?
In Job 1:1-11, Job is seen from a heavenly perspective. God declares Job to be a righteous man. In the dialogue God asks Satan if he had observed Job, and Satan’s answer shows he had been watching the servant of God. Satan knew many things about Job.
Satan knew Job feared God. How did he know Job feared God? Job worshiped with his life. Job feared God, shunned evil (1), and offered prayers and sacrifices (5). Job walked the walk so loudly that Hell took notice.
Satan knew Job’s situation (9). He knew Job’s resources. Does Satan have a better understanding of our resources than we do? He knows the untapped power of a focused Facebook account, he knows how the power difference between fifteen minutes of prayer or sleep makes. He knew that the blessing was God given, he knew that God protected Job. As Satan is not omniscient, it appears that Satan had taken an extra amount of time to study one of God’s righteous saints.
Satan also knew that Job was not his servant, and he was losing worship to the Almighty. The testimony of Job seared the lungs of Satan with its sweet aroma and pleased the nostrils of God. Job was a man of such integrity and testimony that he caused the Prince of darkness great concern.
My prayer is that more believers would follow Job’s pattern and cause Satan to sit up and take notice. Job’s life was a testimony not only to his friends and family, but also to the heavenly host, as Satan watched the firework display of God’s glory.