Originally blogged September 4, 2019. This has come…
My Musings – According to the above text, there are at least two reasons that Christians encounter trials: to prove that our faith is genuine and bring praise to God.
For someone whose faith is not genuine the fire becomes a consuming fire. For someone whose faith is genuine, the fire becomes a refining fire, consuming only the impurities of our sin nature. When Christians endure trials it brings praise to God. For as the impurities are consumed by the fire, what is left reflects the glory of God.
There are at least two reasons that this faith worth more than gold: “though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy (1 Peter 1:8, NIV 1984).” For though all else is consumed by the fire, if love
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