The Testing of the Believer’s Faith

Oct 19, 2016

We read in 1 Peter 1:6-8 of how God uses trials and temptations in the lives of His children:
“Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That 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: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory”

In Psalm 105:19, we also read of Joseph, who was tried, or refined, by the Word of God:
“Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.”
Lastly, James 1:2-3, affirms that Christians can indeed rejoice in the midst of suffering:
“My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”

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