Will You Come Forth as Gold? (Sermon Jam)

This video jam titled "Will you come forth as gold?" comes from a sermon preached by Dr. Vincent G. Artese titled "Badly Hurt But Not Destroyed".

Job was a perfect man. God gave to Job liberally and he gave back to God. His life was complete and he had integrity, but he was overwhelmed with disaster. Job was slammed down into the dirt. But by faith he accepts what has happened, he sees that despair is at the center of every life and realized he must remain rightly related to God by faith alone. Job would soon see that his suffering was creating a greater glory. The flesh is the first area that Satan goes after. Job’s wife was the closest thing to himself and she tells him to curse God and die. Satan will even use our most intimate relationships against us. Job also experienced the loneliness of sorrow. His friends began to wonder if it would happen to them and they decided to criticize his mistakes. Job was left without one true friend and all forsook him as Christ was forsaken. All face the most agonizing trials alone; sometimes we should not speak but rather humble ourselves and pray. The theology of Job’s friends was placed before God’s sovereignty. Job did not understand what was happening to him, but he knew that God was in control. Job knew that God would make all things clear to him. Tragedy creates a great chasm between people and God. It is Christ alone that can reverse it.

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