The Introduction

God: Hey Satan, have you noticed my servant __________ (insert your name here)?

Satan: Yeah, what’s up with that servant of Yours?

God: _________ is an excellent Christian of complete integrity – God-fearing and shuns evil at all cost!

Satan: Well, I wonder if Your servant knows that’s how You think of them.

The above seems like an interesting dialogue about you – a dialogue between the Accuser (Satan) and the Creator of the universe. You may never have thought of the possibility of this conversation, but that is exactly what transpired concerning Job in the first chapter in the book of Job. Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” (Job 1:8) Take some time to read the whole chapter for a better context.

Thinking through the above for a minute, how would you think the Lord, whom you claim to believe and trust, would introduce you to the devil? Would it sound like the Lord’s words from the above dialogue, or would it be far from it? The confidence or uncertainty in your response will stem from the nature of your relationship with the Lord. You are reading this devotion on the 57th day of the year; 57 days into the new year, how would you say your faith journey is going? Are you continually being more intimate with the Lord, or are you allowing the worries and woes of this world to steal your joy in Christ?

Like the church in Ephesus, I believe the Lord is calling us back to our first love, who is Christ Jesus, Himself (Revelation 2). Just as the Apostle Paul warned the Corinthian church, examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). As early as it may still be in the year, I find it worthwhile for us to always pause and check our spiritual engines, if you will.

Friends, how would you want God to introduce you, be it to Satan or to the heavenly hosts? It sure would be great to know God thinks highly of you. You can be confident and assured of that, if you consistently remain in Him. As 2022 unfolds, let’s be alert to that, for you deserve a divine intro! 

By George Donkor

George and his wife, Christiana, are proud parents of Annajoy and Elijah. They love serving Jesus together and showing Him to the world around them.

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