BETTER A DRY MORSEL, IN QUIETNESS..."
Job 1:9– Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
Insight and Highlight
Satan is not all-knowing. His agents may know you but do not have an understanding of who you are. They know most things by what you tell them. Prov 27:1– Better is a dry morsel and quietness....."
God boasts before Satan, about Job. Job 1:8– And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Satan could see the hedge God had made about Job. He saw how rich Job was. He may also have seen Job's fervent reverence to God. He, however, failed to understand how committed Job was or would be to vindicate God's redemptive power. Satan, in the end, saw that Job will not give up on God, come what may.
Job 13:15 says Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Satan will stop at nothing to accuse you before God but he fails to see you are too intimate and committed to fail God.
Though God told Satan how upright Job was and how much he eschewed evil but Satan had no delight in understanding the person of Job. All he was interested in was the expression of his opinion about Job. Prov 18:2– Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Only God is sacred to tell people about you because He is quicker to protect you more than He boasted of you.
However, as a mortal, be careful what you tell people about yourself. Be led by the Spirit, ref Rom 8:14.
Once a confidant or close associate can turn an enemy one day.
Most people are not after understanding who you are but only interested in expressing their accusations about you.
Remember, Proverbs 17:28 – Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent; with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.
Better a dry morsel in quietness!
At times keeping sealed lips will help you from slipping.
Job 13:5– O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Call to Word action
Proverbs 29:11– A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
The Christian clarion duty
Satan inquired about Job in order to accuse him of insincere service to God
Most people ask you questions about yourself not because they wish to help out but rather to expose your weaknesses.
Lord, help me to restrain my words from people who will later use them to accuse or use against me to destroy me, in Jesus' name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.