A few years ago, there used to be a popular bumper sticker that read, “Ask me about my Grandkids…”. Grandparents tend to just beam with pride over their grandkids; they love them, they are proud of them so much so that they cannot contain themselves. In my mind, that is the way God feels about Job, listen to what he says in Job 1:8:
“ …Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?”
Doesn’t that sound like something a proud parent or grandparent would say about their children? As we read the story of Job, we see that even though God is proud of Job; He still allows Satan to tempt him. God isn’t what we would call a “helicopter parent” who hovers over His children to protect them from pain and harm. As much as we may want to protect our children and grandchildren from the wiles of the Devil, it just simply isn’t possible to protect them from everything. Sometimes the greater love comes in parent who let them go into the world and pray that they will remember the things you have taught them. God knows that by allowing us to make our own choices and decisions, we will be able to learn from our mistakes to be better. He knows that even if Job does make a mistake, he has an opportunity to learn from it and be better from it. What would God say about you? What would He say concerning your faith? Would your faith in Him, give Him confidence in your being able to stand firm? Or would He be afraid you would abandon Him? Let’s do our best to make Him confident.