Too often people believe that the life of the Believer is perfect.
Such is not true.
Read the following and see what is stated about trials…
1 Peter 1:6-9
6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
What did we learn about trials?
They are varied.
What might be a trial for one believer might not be for another.
They come in many ways
They cause distress.
They might be necessary.
To what point?
Proving our faith.
Trials reveal whether the faith we profess is true, or if we are only speaking words.
This is not for the benefit of the Lord.
This is for our benefit.
That we would know.
Proof of our faith is precious.
More precious than highly refined gold...gold that perishes and passes away.
What is result of proven faith?
Praise, glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Who receives the praise, glory and honor?
…to be continued...