The devil was trying to make an accusation to God against Job. The accusation was that Job was only serving God because God rewarded Job with good things for serving Him. The accusation failed simply because the devil didn’t know that this is how God does things—God rewards those who diligently seek Him.
Does Job fear God for nothing? No. God made Job the greatest man in the east, because he did serve Him. God even called him, “my man Job.”
When we seek God. When we worship Him and He takes great pleasure in prospering us. He rewards us.
Part of our faith, our belief system, is believing that God in the earth today is a rewarder. He is actively doing things to reward us: prosper us, heal us, and generally make things work out to our benefit.
Doth Job fear God for nought? No! Is Job worshiping and serving God for nothing? No! Neither are you.
Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
We are serving the Holy Ghost and He is a rewarder. This pleases Him. In fact, it’s impossible to please God without serving Him for the reward that He gives to you. It’s all part of the same package.This is our faith.
We worship and serve God the Holy Ghost and we serve Him for the rewards He gives us. Where? In the earth. When? Now, in this life and in the world which is to come.
People would say, “ah, you’re just being selfish.” Ah, I’m selfishly applying scriptures and… pleasing God! Your selfishness pleases God. Can you say that? Sounds a little weird to your ear, but keep going.
1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
Charge them that are rich in this world—always a good business model by the way. That they be not highminded, nor trust… What is another word for trust? Faith.
You are supposed to trust—have faith—in the Living God. Who is the Living God? The Holy Ghost. Our faith is supposed to be in the Living Holy Ghost. Who gives us RICHLY all things to enjoy. That’s pretty good.
1Timothy 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate, vs19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come,