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One Minute Lesson (Lesson 14)

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger arrived at Job’s home with this news: “Your oxen were plowing, with the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans raided us. They stole all the animals and killed all the farmhands. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “The fire of God has fallen from heaven and burned up your sheep and all the shepherds. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, a third messenger arrived with this news: “Three bands of Chaldean raiders have stolen your camels and killed your servants. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” While he was still speaking, another messenger arrived with this news: “Your sons and daughters were feasting in their oldest brother’s home. Suddenly, a powerful wind swept in from the wilderness and hit the house on all sides. The house collapsed, and all your children are dead. I am the only one who escaped to tell you.” (Job 1:13-19 NLT)
Lesson:

Very often God preserves us not for our benefit but for the benefit of others. The key phrase in this narrative must not be missed. It is repeated four times : "I am the only one who escaped to tell you". God preserved the messengers through a difficult situation just for them to tell Job the news.

Application:

What difficult situation are you in right now or have you just come out of that God is / has preserved you in? And crucially, for whom is God preserving you? Don't waste it! Be a messenger for God!

Copyright © Chola Mukanga 2013

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