God’s Truth for Trying Times - 3/12/22

READ: 1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith--more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. [1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV]

CONSIDER: Trials are a part of life in Christ. The little while being referred to may be your whole life as a Christian. The faith of a believer is more precious than gold because it is imperishable. Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith. We praise and glorify him.

THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?

PRAY: Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.