8 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?
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.
We continue with the verses concerning Job. Notice in Job 2:3 that the Lord continued His bragging on Job. Job had passed the first test the devil had laid out for him. The wicked one was not through yet. He is going to continue his onslaught against Job. For Job I am sure it seemed like one wave after another washing over him.
The thing that stirs my soul that speaks to me and provides strength is Job never gave up. Every so often, you and I face such onslaughts. We deal with life’s difficulties. I know, at times, I feel as if I cannot take any more. I am overwhelmed with all that has occurred in my life or all that I am facing. The Bible says in Job 2:10 that Job did not sin with his lips. I believe the indication is more than he did not “cuss”. I believe it means he did not moan and groan, or complain and bellyache (Wow that hurts).
Job kept on trusting. He never relinquished his belief that God was in control and knew what He was doing and most important had a right to do or allow what was happening. Job had settled in his life, long before, that he was completely surrendered and submitted to God. That means that Job understood there was a moment in time where he and the Lord had met and Job bowed down before Him in surrender, but Job also knew he must bow down again every day in submission to his Lord. It corresponds with the Apostle Paul’s statement of I die daily. It is the secret to walking in a victorious relationship with Jesus.
It is time to surrender permanently and submit daily!