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Job 1:7 – what is Satan doing everyday?

And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.” – Job 1:7

What is Satan doing everyday? “…going to and fro on the earth, …walking back and forth on it.”

He is seeking whom he may devour, walking about like a roaring lion – this is what the Apostle Peter tells us in 1 Pet 5:8. He is really busy doing this everyday.

If Satan is busy doing this everyday, we need to be busy on our guard. We need to take offensive measures against him as our best defense strategy. What should such offensive measures include? Obviously – the means of grace bestowed by God. How important it is that we should use these means for our own good and not take the threat of Satan lightly. Hence, don’t neglect the means of grace – the word, prayer, Christian fellowship, worship, breaking of bread, etc.

Job 2:3 “..you incited Me against him…”

Then 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, one who fears God and shuns evil? And still he holds fast to his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to destroy him without cause.” – Job 2:3

This verse tells us that Satan “incited” God…We may not be able to answer the typical questions “why did God allow sin…“, “how is it that Satan is sinful and yet able to appear before God…“, etc.

But one thing we understand here – Satan is rebellious, proud and constantly trying to challenge God. He is evil. He is sinful. We should have nothing to do with him at all.