Why is it, when we are doing all we know to do right, suffering happens? Why would God allow us to suffer setbacks, sickness and the sorrow of death when we are doing right?
Welcome to the transformed podcast.
Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, lead Pastor at Pacific Baptist Church in El Segundo, California helps us realize from one of the most explosive passages of the Bible, that God sometimes like to brag about us to the devil! When that happens, when He is pleased with us, He allows us to suffer so that He can show our loyalty to the greatest rebel of all eternity! In the end, God rewards double for what has been taken away.
Let’s open our Bible to Job 1 as we join the study, “We refuse to obey and are belligerent” …
Perhaps you would you consider sharing this message with a friend? God longs to release the captives of our culture into the freedom of faith. Thank you!
If you would like to explore how to enjoy a deeper life with God, one that God is pleased with, Dr. Smith has written a daily devotional book that will help you do just that!
In His Presence is a detailed look at walking with God through life’s ups and downs. Built around the premise that God welcomes you into His presence with joy and pleasure, In His Presence helps you see that the life of abundance can only be enjoyed when we take everything to the Lord and walk every day at His right hand.
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Today’s episode was recorded live in El Segundo, California and edited by Ryan Longsworth in Los Angeles, California.
And now, until next time, we are praying that you would be filled with the love of God so that you can demonstrate His love to the lost and dying in your city! God bless!