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1st Peter: A Faith More Valuable Than Gold Part 2
“You should greatly rejoice in what is waiting for you, even if now for a little while you have to suffer various trials. 7 Suffering tests your faith which is more valuable than gold (remember that gold, although it is perishable, is tested by fire) so that if it is found genuine, you can receive praise, honor, and glory when Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, is revealed at last.” 1 Peter 1:6-7
No one likes trials. But the trials we face as Believers in the Lord Jesus have a unique quality: Trials work FOR our good! Not only do they have an influence on bringing us to perfection, they also produce valuable reward for our future life.
This is the message of 1st Peter. NO, we are not talking about God sending devastating things into our life. The “trials” Peter refers to are the everyday result of living in a fallen world. And, his words of exhortation are that we MUST face these, accept the reality of them, and stand upon our “faith and hope” to bring about God’s best IN us, and THROUGH us.
I have been looking forward to this study of 1st Peter for some time. I have taught through many of Paul’s Letters which lead to great doctrinal truths. BUT Peter’s emphasis is not “doctrine” but “practical living” for the Believer, especially as we approach the time of the Lord’s Return.
Peter is often called, “The Apostle of Hope.” Join us for this study and find your hope strengthened and confirmed through the encouraging message of 1st Peter.