A faith of greater worth than gold

What is the faith? The Bible tells us that it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It’s that simple, this is faith. But faith is not only to believe, but to believe always. I mean, in the Bible we found many men and women of God who were tried as refined gold and believe me that the best came out of them and all this serves as an illustration so that we can have that faith and when we are tried, we can be victorious.

The Bible says:

6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

7 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.

8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9

The first thing that the apostle Peter gives us to understand is how we as Christians must go through various trials even for a moment. Paul also corroborates this when he says: “Because this slight tribulation produces in us an increasingly excellent and eternal weight of glory.”

The apostle also gives us the illustration of how gold is passed through fire to be tried, and in the same way our faith is also passed through fire to see if in it is found praise, glory and honor for when our Christ is manifest.

The trial of our faith is also what the apostle mentions in verse 8, that even though we can not see Him, we still have an unspeakable and glorious joy in our Lord Jesus Christ.

In all this is that the end of our faith is hidden, that all this is the real demonstration of the salvation of our souls in Christ Jesus. Let’s continue to believe friends, that our reward in heaven is great.

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7 comments on “A faith of greater worth than gold

  1. Amen thank Jesus for saving grace and mercy on this date for you father God gave me life so ever thankful to see 55yrs I love you Jesus for your kindness towards me. H.B.D blessings to the father savior.

  2. Since a reply is permitted I dare to give my opinion about today’s theme. Then I want to add something.
    In the Bible we read the faith is a gift of God (Eph. 2:8) and this is an important thing to recognize and take notice of it. The faith is the way for receiving God’s grace. It is by the grace of God that we receive the salvation of our soul by the work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.
    The Bible says that our faith may be tried and purified, as the Minister has explained today.
    The Church’s history tell us how the first Christians were persecuted and sometimes they died in the Roman circus. This was good for the Christian faith, martyrs’ seed flourished, then many others people were added to the Church. I say this as something well-known.
    In our days there are some people who are persecuted and dead by radical governments, between them is known, there are Christian people too. Persecution is a way of trying and purifying the faith.
    Our faith may be tried when we are related with unbelievers in their parties or when someone of us is meeting with other persons who does not feel our faith.
    When someone of us is troubled at home by his partner, sometimes our faith is tried
    Since this point of view I’m wondering if christian people should be very careful?
    Let God’s people be faithful to Him

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