“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.” – Isaiah 54:17
In the book of Job, Satan challenged God’s claim that Job was a faithful and righteous man. Satan argued that Job was only in it for the benefits – only because of God’s blessings upon his life and the hedge of protection that surrounded him. Take away these blessings, and Job would no longer remain faithful. Satan accused Job of only serving God for what he could get out of Him. “Okay”, said God, “I’ll allow you to test Job’s faith, but you can only go so far.” Job’s faith was then greatly tested. He temporarily lost his possessions, his family, and even his health, but he came through with flying colors in the end. His faith and devotion to God remained strong.
God demonstrated through Job’s example that saving faith cannot be destroyed no matter how much trouble the believer suffers. After failing to destroy Job’s faith, Satan suffered defeat and disappeared from the story, but not from the scene. He still remains God’s archenemy inflicting discouragement and harm at times in every believer’s life. But God will protect and strengthen us, and remind us of His promises that “no weapon formed against us shall prosper, and that every tongue that accuses you in false judgment He will condemn.”
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– Luis Josephus