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Job 2:3

And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

Now that’s quite a testimony in Job’s favor coming from the LORD Himself. The LORD considered Job perfect, upright, one that feareth God and escheweth evil. Yet in spite of the LORD’s considered high opinion of Job the LORD had plans to move Job into an even higher and greater place both spiritually and naturally. To the end that Job would grow and prosper in an even greater way the LORD said to Satan, “Hast thou considered my servant Job…”

The word consider in this passage of scripture refers to the inner most part of the heart where our emotions and feelings originate. The LORD knew that if He caused Satan to think about Job’s good characteristics and how Job felt about the LORD that it would anger Satan and cause Satan to try and make Job fail and forsake the LORD. At the same time the omniscient LORD, who possesses all knowledge, also knew that Job’s ultimate choice would be the LORD. Satan’s purpose was to defeat Job and the LORD’s purpose was to promote Job.

Although Job discovered some rough places in his own heart and although at times Job murmured and complained about life, in the end Job’s choices for the LORD came shining through and Job ended up with twice what he had in the beginning of the story.

If the enemy seems to be outrageously angry with you and determined to cause you to fail, I would suggest that could be considered a compliment. Apparently the enemy has considered you and there are some traits and characteristics in your life that make him angry. Take heart today and be of good courage for what the enemy means as our destruction, the LORD will use to promote us.