Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gold tried in the fire

Daily Light Devotions - June 19 - Evening

Gold tried in the fire.

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.  1

Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel,  who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.  2

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.  3

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,  so that the tested genuineness of your faith--more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire--may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.  4

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.  5

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." 6

1. Rev 3:18;
2. Mark 10:29,30;
3. 1 Pet 4:12;
4. 1 Pet 1:6,7;
5. 1 Pet 5:10;
6. John 16:33

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