sometimes without being aware of it. Perhaps from a creature called Satan.
Again there was a day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD. And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and walking back and forth on it.”
Then the LORD said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job. There is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and shuns evil? And still holds fast to his integrity, though you incite Me to destroy him without cause.
So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, and all that a man has, he will give for his life. But stretch out your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse you to your face.” See Job 2:1-5.
As we know, the world around us is turbulent, and thus, full of surprises. Some good, and others not so good. Sometimes it’s just a matter of chance and circumstances, as to the outcome. What most don’t know, is that the world around us is also the land of the unseen. And when seen, they aren’t what they appear to be. Some are up to pure evil shenanigans aforementioned today. While others are up to good, as discussed yesterday.
it takes a great degree of astuteness to be aware of their presences. Those up to good, I’ve identified, as discussed also yesterday. When it comes to the other, sometimes I think that I’m the product of Satan’s accusations concerning Job. “Stretch out Your hand and he will surely curse you.” Divine protection is the stalwart of my survival. I pray the scriptures, as shared yesterday. I fear Satan, and his demonic empire of associates. So here’s a prayer employed constantly by me. “Direct my steps in Your word. And let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man that I may keep Your precepts.” See Psalms 119:133-134.
Results. For He shall give His angels charge over you. To keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands. Lest you dash your feet against a stone. See Psalms 91:11-12.
Prayerfully necessary. Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. See Psalms 90:12.
A magnificent experience shared through the ages. Said Esaias, “I was found of them that sought me not. I was made manifest to them that asked not of Me.” See Romans 10:20.