[The Glory Unveiled]
While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” ( Job 1:17 )
The verse of scripture is an excerpt from the famous account of Job’s tragedies. His entire household had come under a strong attack; one tragedy after the other. Almost everything in his house, from animals, crops to humans felt the scorch of the evil wind that blew through his house. But something wonderful is recorded in verses 15, 16, 17, and 19 of the chapter that detailed out his misfortunes. This wonder is a few people—four—who had been spared from all the tragedies although they were also at the scene of the events. The first tragedy happened on the fields where Job’s animals were feeding, the animals were all taken by the Sabeans and the servants were all slain but one servant escaped death to tell the story at home. The third tragedy follows the pattern and trend of the first, while the second set of tragedies followed the same pattern and format as the fourth but in all, someone escaped the tragedy no matter how dire it was. There is a law that exempts men from the plague of the masses. In Genesis, a story is told of how God had marked Abel to exempt him from the wickedness of men who may want to kill him—even though he had killed his brother—so that no man will touch him (see Genesis 4:14-15 ). By the grace of God, the mark of God through the blood of Jesus exempts us from evil tragedies and plagues and preserves us unto Himself.
Prayer_Bead: Lord of Lords, thank you for your mark on me that exempts me from tragedies and misfortunes. I am preserved by the blood of Jesus.
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