Job 1:9-11 GW Satan answered the LORD, "Haven't you given Job a reason to fear God? Haven't you put a protective fence around him, his home, and everything he has? You have blessed everything he does. His cattle have spread out over the land. But now stretch out your hand, and strike everything he has. I bet he'll curse you to your face."
Satan's whole approach is about getting us to believe a liie. He will twist truth sometimes subtly, sometimes into a pretzel--whatever he thinks we'll accept.
His first in Job, that many accept, is that Job would only trust God when everything was going well for him. Many do turn away when a family member dies or they suffer economic reversals. Satan tried to prove Job's faith was not really based on trust in God, but in himself and a false image of the real God.
Job proved Satan wrong and refused to buy into the lie of "I trust because God blesses." How shallow a faith that cannot withstand bad as well as good.
Job 1:20-21 GW Job stood up, tore his robe in grief, and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground and worshiped. He said, "Naked I came from my mother, and naked I will return. The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken away! May the name of the LORD be praised."
Jesus, help me not buy into Satan's lies. Help me to trust in You no matter what my circumstances. Amen.