03/15/2020 “come forth as gold. (Job 23:10-12)

Job had a right perspective in looking for the LORD to do something in him (Job) when he reached the other side of the trial. Job said in verse 10, “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” The good result would come because of Job’s faithfulness to God’s word. Good would not result from simply passing through the problems. Job was looking to the LORD constantly before, during, and after the trials. Job’s expectation to come forth as gold is raised to a higher value by the Apostle Peter in 1Peter 1:7 saying, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” In Job’s case, we can see what was going on behind the scenes that he could not. It is written for our benefit. We’re holding to God’s word and looking for the appearing of Jesus Christ while enduring our trials for the perfecting of our faith. I have seen the LORD’s hand directing us to go to prayer over some things and now the LORD has answered and brought us to a new location to continue the ministry of church planting. It has been tough and full of trials, but we are looking for Jesus. Honor and glory to the Lord Jesus. May we see many souls saved.