Monday: September 28, 2020
Job 1:6 One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.
“Brainwashing’ refers to a systematic method used in altering attitudes and beliefs. In that regard, it hardly occurs over a short period of time, but rather a prolonged reorientation and use of tactics including coercion or persuasion, even sometimes force. One thing is true though, an individual can lose themselves: forget who they are, what they once stood for or even the rights and privileges they possess, when brainwashed.
We might wonder where this fits into our text today – After all the commotion he caused in heaven, when the time came for the heavenly beings to present themselves before God, Satan also showed up. “What does he want? How he dare show his face? Who does he think he is? He doesn’t deserve to be here.” These would form part of the cacophony of other noises that would have made a case against this appearance, but one thing remains clear “the identity as a heavenly being had been kept “.
We would not have expected Satan to have an audience with God, but he had one. While it appears God only allowed this to afford him the opportunity to brag about Job, we have an even bigger inference to make -that our identity as children if God is a treasure we ought to preserve. The enemy always does his very best to undermine the importance of this status yet is found clinging firmly unto his expired status.
If that expired status granted access before the throne of God, how much more then will we who have been given “power to become children of God because we believe” have access to the treasures of our Father? Let’s hold on to our identities because we need it to approach the throne.