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Be Ready – February 26, 2024

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
Job 1:13-15

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Daily Devotion – February 26, 2024

Devotion based on Job 1:13-15

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I would imagine that Job never forgot where he was and what he was doing when he received the terrible news that his flocks, herds, and workers were completely wiped out. And how could he forget the next moment when he heard that all of his children and their wives were lost in a single tragic event? It was likely just another day in his life. A day full of routine and daily tasks.

So often, we are not prepared for tragedy. As a result, we are shocked when it comes. We get upset. We fret. We jump into panic mode and wonder why this is happening.

Job wasn’t aware that he was suffering for his faith. That was the root cause of his pain. Satan wanted to attack Job and make him lose his faith. To accomplish this, the devil went after what Job loved most in this world. The Bible describes Satan as a roaring lion always on the prowl, looking for ways to destroy our faith. That is his nature. He attacks. We need to expect it and be ready for it.

And we can take heart because we have One on our side who has already defeated Satan. Our Savior, Jesus, by going to the cross and rising from the grave, defeated the devil, and has given us the victory. Through Jesus, we have eternal life. In Jesus, the devil cannot harm us. And one day, suddenly, Jesus will return and take us home to heaven. We also need to be ready for that day. Every day, even in days of hardship, keep your eyes on heaven and know that the victory is yours in Jesus.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for defeating Satan once and for all. When he attacks, lead me to trust in you and give me strength to endure my earthly trials, always looking forward to the day when you will take me home. Amen.

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