I hear it everywhere I go. We’re all in the fire. Job, in the
midst of his fire, made this startling statement, “when he
has tested me, I will come forth as gold.” Here the word
“tested” is a metallurgy term meaning to refine gold or
silver. Gold in poetic scripture represents the
righteousness of God.
Perhaps no one experienced more testing than Job. Yet,
in the midst of his anguish, he understood one
undeniable truth; God is still good and He had a blueprint
for Job’s life. Fire is the refiner’s tool. He uses fire to
remove the impurities from the ore. God wants to
remove the impurities from our life. He uses fire to do it.
The end result of this “divine fire” is as Job said, we’ll
“come forth as gold,”―as the righteousness of God.
Romans 8:29 says, “For those God foreknew he also
predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.”
Divine fire, it’s not much fun, but the result is well worth
enduring the anguish.
So, be encouraged, trust God, who is always good, and
don’t fight the process. You may not see it now, but it’s
well worth it.
I immerse myself in you
Baptize me in your love
'Cause drowning in the thought of you
Floods my soul
I'm taken by the things you do
God you know
It doesn't matter what I lose
*Consume Me from DC Talk
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