Your faith is more precious than gold, and God is purifying it.

Your faith is more precious than gold, and God is purifying it.

“When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps” (Job 23:10,11)

“But as we have been approved [dokimazo] by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests [dokimazo] our hearts.” (1Thes 2:4)

“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved” (Jm 1:12)

“knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (Jm 1:3)

“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Rom 5:3-4)

“Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2Cor 13:5)

“that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested [dokimazo] by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1Pet 1:7)

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2Tim 2:15)

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2Cor 4:17)

“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” (2Cor 7:10)

“each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.” (1Cor 3:13)

“Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” (Heb 12:11)

“If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?” (Heb 12:7)

“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” (Prov 24:10)

“For who has despised the day of small things?” (Zech 4:10)

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses?” (Jer 12:5)

“strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy” (Col 1:11)

Reading: Job 22-24; Acts 19