1 Peter 1:7; 4:12
..The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you;
In this life we will suffer many trials and tribulations, but the question now becomes what are their purpose and what must we do in the midst of these trials? The suffering that we as believers experience can be looked upon as faith testers and each time our faith is tested we grow stronger in our faith. As stated in verse 6 we are to rejoice in our suffering as we maintain our faith in Christ through the indwelling Holy Spirit who gives us the necessary strength to endure and persevere through each test. The end result is a tried faith that will have been purified by the fiery trials of life and we can praise God and glorify His holy name. We can rejoice in the fact that God is pleased with us and both will be honored at the second coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is noteworthy to say that our perseverance in faith during our times of testing is precious to God. Our perseverance is a demonstration of our love and devotion to Christ our Savior. Our perseverance will be rewarded with the spirit of glory and blessed by God Himself.
No trial no testimony of God's deliverance.
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