“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:7 (NIV)
Yesterday we read a Bible verse about Christian faith. We may not have a great faith but we can focus it on a great God. Today's verse brings us to think about how God values our faith. It speaks of how our faith is tested and refined by the difficulties we face in life. God allows difficulties to refine our faith because He places a very great value on our faith. Our faith is worth more than gold according to our verse. So, my friend, when you face situations where you have to trust God, remember that God is watching how you trust Him and he wants to help you through the situations to grow in your faith. Our faith is of great value and God wants its results to be praise, glory and honor when He is revealed. Isn't the promise of God's glory revealed one of our primary purposes?