Why does the Lord allow the Devil to test us?

Why does the Lord allow the Devil to test us?

God protects His children, but has anything bad ever happened to you since you’ve been saved? Has the Lord ever let the Enemy touch you in some way through an accident, affliction, mistake or trouble? “Not a hair of your head falls except the Father knoweth it!” (Mat.10:30; Lk.21:18)–But He does allow it sometimes!

Look at what happened to Job! Was it his fault? Had he sinned? No.–It happened because the Devil asked God if he could test & tempt Job to see if he could break him & make him deny the Lord! The Lord let him take away all Job’s wealth, then his family, & finally his health. It was all a test, perpetrated by the Devil but allowed by the Lord in order to show that Job really loved Him in spite of it all!

The Lord will not allow us to be tempted above that which we are able to bear. (1Cor.10:13) He doesn’t let the Devil give us more than we can take, but He does let him test our faith to see if we’ll really flee to the Lord & quote His Word & take a stand of faith. It’s one way the Lord has of trying to keep you close to Him, constantly dependent upon Him & His protection!–And when we pass the test, God always delivers us!–Like He did Job!

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3 Comments

  1. March 15, 2013, 7:54 pm   /  Reply

    Please know that the devotion u sent out about job is wrong satan did not ask God to mess with him .God ask satan to consider job please consider things before they r posted because its not truth God said dont add or take away and u have that devotion completely wrong God ask satan to mess with job and just read the whole book first before u send itv please

  2. March 17, 2013, 7:29 pm   /  Reply

    Yes, the devil has No power over the faithful Christian like Job’s time. Devil should ask permission from TheLord, because devil also stated in chapter 1 vs 10. God makes a hedge over everyone who trust on Him alone. Please don’t be discouraged by what people say u are confusing them. Let’s pray harder that our Jehoviah may pour His Spirit of understanding the Scriptures to everyone ineed. Thanks for your daily word of God u send me everyday. God BLESS you ank Keep serving in His Field, AMEN. From Johannesburg in South Africa.

  3. ogidi Abel.
    March 25, 2013, 1:15 pm   /  Reply

    Don’t be discouraged over some contradictory comment of people the lord is your strength. I enjoy your daily devotionals. Gabriel Abel from Nigeria

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