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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



3The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the heart.

17: 3   It takes intense heat to purify gold and silver. Similarly, it often takes the heat of trials for the Christian to be purified. Through trials, God shows us what is in our hearts and clears out anything that gets in the way of complete trust in him. Peter said, “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). So when tough times come your way, thank God and realize that he wants to use them to refine your faith and purify your heart.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and as CHRISTIANS we know that we will be tested and have many trials because of our CHRISTIAN beliefs. by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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