According to the account, Satan has the ability to speak with God. And, keeping with the treachery of Satan, he continually attempts to test God's wherewithall by basically saying that certain people only like Him because He protects them. (Cheep shot).
Ouch. What a slap in the face. What a challenge to God. But God is not detered. He shows Satan and all the witnesses of Heaven that an imperfect man; like Job, will love Him (God) regarless of what happens to him in this life.
Have you ever asked God why something "negative" is happening in your life? I have. Job's friends did. But the reality is we, like Job, don't know for sure whether something "negative" is happening to us because of the corrupt world we live in or because Satan is challeging God.
Like Job, not only are we loved by God, we are also His servants. And as servants we serve the needs of our Lord and Master - God.
So, as a Kingdom servant, if you've ever gone throught challenging times remember God may be saying to Satan, "Have you consider my servant __________?" (fill in the blank with your name)
May you see the love of the Lord toward you daily.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves