Re:Verse passage – Job 1:1-12 (day seven)
Satan lost from the very beginning of this story (and the beginning of time too). It is evident that a sovereign God knows how this is all going to play out. Why else would He put Job up to this challenge? He knows how it will play out. He knows how Job will react. He knows Satan will lose. Satan thinks that the only reason Job follows God is because of His personal success:
“Have You not made a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.” vs 10
What Satan does not seem to realize (and what we will see over the next 13 weeks) is that the storms of this life often seem to bring us closer to God. When things are going well it becomes easy to take personal credit for the success. You are comfortable in thinking you have control and do not need God, but in the storms, you become dependent on God because you realize you were never in control in the first place. God is in control. Satan lost!