Thought for Today
1 Peter 1:7-9
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you
Oftentimes, as mature Christians, we forget that the closer we get to the Lord, the more the flesh is going to try to pull is away from the Lord.
While the devil uses trials to get us doubt God and pull away from Him, God uses trials to test and strengthen our faith.
Many times, when temptations come into our lives, we tend to think that something strange is happening to us. However, this is an indication that we are growing closer to our Lord and Saviour.
May we not get discouraged when we experience temptations and trials. May we look to God and trust Him to see is through the temptation and the trial.