Daily Living

Tried in the Fire

Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

1 Peter 1:7 says; These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So, when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.  Why does our faith need to be tested or tried in the fire?  Peter shares that it needs to be shown as genuine.  Just as gold must go through the fire to cleanse it from impurities, we also must go through the fire to refine our faith in the Lord.  Our faith in trials shares with the world that glory of God and the power of the gospel revealed on Calvary in Christ.  Trials will come into the lives of every Christian.  We must expect them and choose to remain faithful and surrendered during these difficult times for God’s glory and our spiritual growth.