Summary: This is study about the different color’s that could have been used in Joseph’s coat. Hopefully through this study, we can get a better understanding of the message Jacob (Israel) was imparting to Joseph.

This was a series of messages on the coat of many colors – Power point is available through E-Mail

Several Illustrations, points, and the main idea for this series of sermons dealing with the coat of many colors was from James May’s sermon, “A Coat Of Many Colors.” Also Several Illustrations and points came from Randy Alderman’s Sermon, “I Shall Come Forth As Gold.” Many other sources were used to help compile this series!

A Coat of Many Colors #11 Gold

Genesis 37:1-3 (KJV) 1 And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

What, have we learned so far about this coat of many colors?

The First was Amber which represented God’s Presence and Glory.

The Second color Black which could have represented two ideas. days of darkness & future of the Famine

Dark Blue which signified Worship!

Sky Blue or Light Blue = Heaven. .

Green = Spiritual Growth.

Crimson or Red = Blood or Sin

White = Purity, Holiness and righteousness!

Yellow = light

Purple = Royalty

Gray = Wisdom

Today we will be looking at the color Gold!

The color gold is the color of extravagance, wealth, riches, and excess, and shares several of the same attributes of the color yellow. The color gold is a warm color that can be either bright and cheerful or somber and traditional.

The color gold is cousin to the color yellow and the color brown, and is also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, and wisdom.

Gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance,

Text: Job 23:1-17 ; James 1:2-12

Introduction: No one enjoys trials from the human side only, because it goes against our flesh.

Job said, And I am paraphrasing, It is only when you discover what God permits you to experience so that you may “come forth as gold”.

Today, we will be looking at Joseph and Job and in doing so observe the attitude that they had towards there trials.

Just as these two went through hardships and trials maybe some of you can identify with some of the things that they went through.

Do you ever feel alone through those times?

Job did!! Job 23:3 (KJV) 3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!

But how does a mere man go about finding God?

If Job went forward or backward (east or west), to the left or to the right (north or south), he could not see God or even catch a quick glimpse of Him.

Of course, God is present everywhere but Job wanted a personal meeting with God.

I am sure that Joseph felt the same way as he was first cast into what was to be the pit of death, where his brothers had conspired to kill him.

Imagine what he was thinking as he heard his brothers talking and conspiring to put him to death!

I would be praying, God Where Are You? Save Me, Please!

Be careful what you ask for!

Maybe God did answer by having his brothers sell him into slavery.

We Don’t know for sure, but he was sold into slavery!

Some way out, Well you say at least he was alive! Yes But! Slavery?

Here we see the creation of humility in Joseph as now He is a slave.

And now he lives at the whim of his master.

He’s the lowest form of life in the nation of Egypt.

He has nothing… he owns nothing… he IS nothing.

Just like all the other slaves of that day he has no rights, no status, no value.

And then if that was not enough Joseph is tested by adversity!

Joseph and Job both were accused of sin that neither one of them had committed.

Now Joseph is thrown into prison! How discouraging that would have been to the average person.

Genesis 39:20 (KJV) 20 And Joseph's master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king's prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.

Ever Feel Abandon: I am so thankful for verses like

Deuteronomy 4:31 (KJV) 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

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