November 19, 2010

Trials , Tribulations,and Temptations

Going through Trials, Tribulations, and Temptations is certainly not fun. They are painful and very difficult! But they are necessary so that we can learn patience. The Bible in Romans 5:3 says "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulations worketh patience." kjv . ( king james version).

1 Peter 1:7 says: " 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 honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ."  Our trials are like fire , they refine our characters so we may be ready when Jesus comes again!

 There is a story about a young man who asked a goldsmith : "When do you know the gold is purified?" The goldsmith answered : "When I can see my reflection in it!"  Wow ! Jesus knows when our characters are purified, when He can see His reflection in us! 

When you go through trials , remember: They are necessary to refine our characters, so we can be like Christ.

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