“Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.”
“Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life. But now stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” (John 2:3-6)
When you know that God is in control from beginning to end, you stop giving credit to the devil for any of your sufferings.
King Solomon learned this early on,
“The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble” (Proverbs 16:4)
Yet, what is most important is “that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
He also works for the good of those who don’t even know him or don’t even want to know him because He is the one and only Redeemer who can save and have saved us from our own folly and blindness.
“I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior.” (Isaiah 43:11)
Because, as Jesus said,
“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Matthew 5:45)
All the praises, the glory, the thanks, the credits are God’s in Christ Jesus from eternity to eternity. Amen.