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Sunday, September 26, 2010

 

God talks to Satan


In the book of Job, God appears to have a conversation with Satan. In other words, the lines of communication between them is open. They talk! Communication appears to always have been open and remains open up to this point -- running thousands of years. If they are always talking, could it be possible that Satan could still change his mind? Alas, that conversation is too tragic for Job as it has been for the rest of us. That converstion involves us! Their conversation runs the gamut from the most harmless of temptations to the most malicious of taunts. And sometimes, to prove a point to Satan, God may even entertain Satan's request! Could it be that our present suffering is a result of similar taunts and permission to tempt? If so, good thing we always have a choice in the running conversation of God versus Satan. We can always choose God's side. That means we can always trust that, no matter what the exchange, God will always be on our side defending us from Satan's taunts and temptations. This is not an easy thing, I know. But that's how it is with faith and, by extension, hope. These two involves hard decision-making.


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