I recently read Job. The book reminded me Satan is roaming the earth with an objective in mind—to win! For those in Christ, he can only win in small battles because the ending has been decided. We are key targets, and he works hard to distract us from our ultimate goal—to glorify God. He knows if he wins on this battleground, lost souls will not be saved.
As I contemplated these thoughts, I began to think I should live a life worthy of Satan’s notice. And to that end I started writing a blog post with that title in mind (Live a Life Worthy of Satan’s Notice).
What if I lived a life so steeped in God’s love and His Kingdom work, Satan would turn his head in my direction? What if I followed the Lord so closely Satan would begin to throw obstacles in my path? What if I praised God so often Satan would send his minions to my house to mess with my mind?
Then I re-read Job 1:8.
“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.’”
I saw it. Satan didn’t notice Job—God did! God made Job known to Satan. God acknowledged Job as His servant before Satan considered torturing Job.
So forget Satan. I am no longer concerned about whether or not he detects me. Instead I want to live a life worthy of God’s notice. He’s the One I want to have a relationship with. He’s the One I want to please.
What if I lived a life so steeped in God’s love and His Kingdom work, God would smile down on me? What if I followed the Lord so closely He would direct my path? What if I praised God so often He would send his angels to my house to guard my mind? That’s how the battle is won!
Are you living a life worthy of God’s notice?
Is there cause for Him to say, “Have you considered my servant, ___________?”