Day 8 Devo – Trials

๐•ƒ๐•–๐•’๐••๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค โ„๐•–๐•›๐• ๐•š๐•”๐•– ๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•‹๐•ฃ๐•š๐•’๐•๐•ค

The ๐›๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐—ผ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ, hardships, or difficult situations has been something God has been showing me for the last four months. Living a life of faith in Jesus Christ requires ๐ž๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž and endurance cannot be developed without trials. Like the requirement of resistance to stress our muscles so that they grow and strengthen, so is the need for trials to grow our our ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ. (Romans 5:3-4)

๐“๐ซ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐š๐ฅ ๐—ผ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ญ๐ก. Peter, in this letter, is writing to leader and he compares their faith to gold. ๐†๐—ผ๐ฅ๐ ๐ ๐—ผ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐—ผ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐—ผ ๐›๐ž ๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐. Likewise, trials are the fire that refines our faith.

Rejoice in your trials because if you allow it, through them you become more and more ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐ฌ๐Ÿ๐—ผ๐ซ๐—บ๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐—ผ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐—บ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐—ผ๐Ÿ ๐‚๐ก๐ซ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ.

Today, we will have more than one verse. I believe that itโ€™s important we understand the context of what we read in the Bible, so we have a set of verses that provide a fuller picture of what Peter is saying to the leaders he is writing to.

โ€œThrough our faith, the mighty power of God constantly guards us until our full salvation is ready to be revealed in the last time. May the thought of this cause you to jump for joy, even though lately youโ€™ve had to put up with the grief of many trials. But these only reveal the sterling core of your faith, which is far more valuable than gold that perishes, for even gold is refined by fire. Your authentic faith will result in even more praise, glory, and honor when Jesus the Anointed One is revealed.

You love him passionately although you did not see him, but through believing in him you are saturated with an ecstatic joy, indescribably sublime and immersed in glory. For you are reaping the harvest of your faithโ€”the full salvation promised youโ€”your soulsโ€™ victory!โ€
1 ๐‘ƒ๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ 1:5-9 ๐‘‡๐‘ƒ๐‘‡

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