Saturday, November 9, 2013

Strong Man Bound - Straw Man Unleashed

Job 1:
20  Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped.
21  And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."
22  In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

Job 2:
9  Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die."
10  But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Interesting that Job wasn’t screaming about a “satanic attack”, (theology du jour in many sects), in the midst of his woes.
The strong man, created by God, revealed in scripture, is bound. (Matthew 12:29; Mark 3:27; Luke 11:21-22; Rev 20:1-3) The straw man of modern Christendom is created by man for the church to kick around.

God is sovereign. Job knew it, the apostle John knew it, and the saints know it. Rev 12:17-13:10

Psalm 112:
6  For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever.
7  He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.

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