There are some things we can float through but there are other things which are real tests. Today’s devotional alerts you to one and shows you how to pass it. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Job 2:3-5 (ESV)
3 And the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil? He still holds fast his integrity, although you incited me against him to destroy him without reason.” 4 Then Satan answered the Lord and said, “Skin for skin! All that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out your hand and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse you to your face.”
“Satan was mistaken in the result, but he was wise in his suggestion that personal losses do come home to us; and the arch-enemy knew what he was at when he said to God, ‘Put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.’ He knew what is the weak point in most men. There are some who can obey God actively; it is their delight to be almost day and night engaged in his service; but when their bone and flesh are touched, their patience is sorely tried, and it is a hard lesson for them to learn to obey God’s will. Have we all, beloved, learned obedience yet? Have we not been trying to pick and choose our own way? It is not the cry of obedience to say, ‘Lord, give me health and strength, and I will be thy servant.’ But can you truly say, ‘Give me weakness and ill-health, and I will still be thy servant’?” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 177]