1. In 1 Peter 5:8-9 the Bible teaches us that Satan is our adversary and we are to resist him steadfastly in the faith. 2. This morning we examined the occasions when Satan confronted Eve, David, Paul, and Jesus. 3. Our purpose was to help us be more familiar with "the wiles of the devil." 4. This evening we are concentrating on the ways in which "Satan tried to devour Job." 5. Our lesson is based on the information revealed in Job 1-2. 6. Let us become more familiar with the wiles [schemes] that the devil uses.
I. (Job 1:1-5) JOB IS INTRODUCED
A. (vs.1a) He lived "in the land of Uz." B. (vs.1b) He was a devout man. C. (vs.2-3) He had been abundantly blessed. D. (vs.4-5) He offered sacrifices on behalf of his children.
II. (Job 1:6-22) SATAN USED HIS FIRST WILE AGAINST JOB
A. (vs.6-7) Satan attended a meeting in which the angels appeared before God. B. (vs.8) God was aware of Job's devotion. C. (vs.9-11) Satan questioned Job's reasons for serving God. D. (vs.12) God allowed Satan to test Job; however, God limited Satan. E. (vs.13-22) Job suffered tremendous losses. 1. (vs.13-15) The Sabeans took Job's oxen and donkeys and killed his servants. 2. (vs.16) Job's sheep and the servants who tended them were destroyed. 3. (vs.17) The Chaldeans took Job's camels and killed his servants. 4. (vs.18-19) Job's children were killed. 5. (vs.20-22) Job grieved because of his losses, but he did not sin against God.
III. (Job 2:1-10) SATAN USED HIS SECOND WILE AGAINST JOB
A. (vs.1-2) Satan attended another meeting in which the angels appeared before God. B. (vs.3) God was aware of Job's devotion and faithfulness. C. (vs.4-5) Satan doubted Job's devotion to God. D. (vs.6) God allowed Satan to test Job again; however, God limited Satan. E. (vs.7-10) Job suffered great physical pain. 1. (vs.7) Job's body was covered with "sore boils." 2. (vs.8) Job's pain and grief were excruciating (7:4-5). 3. (vs.9-10) Even though Job's wife encouraged him to curse God, he refused to do so.
1. Satan's confrontation with Job shows how Satan has been trying to devour God's people for a long time. 2. May Job's experience motivate us to diligently follow the instructions given in Ephesians 6:10-17.