How important is the trial of our faith?


"That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with
fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1: 7.
NOTES -- 'When David was fleeing through the wilderness, pursued by his own son, he was
being prepared to become the sweet singer of Israel. The pit and the dungeon were the best schools at
which Joseph ever graduated. The hurricane that upset the tent and killed job's children prepared the man
of Uz to write the magnificent poem that has astonished the ages. There is no way to get the wheat out of
the straw but to thresh it out. There is no way to purify the gold but to burn it." Talmage's "One Thousand
Gems," page 83.
Nothing "happens" to the Christian. Everything that enters his life is sent or permitted to come by
an all-wise and all-loving heavenly Father, and is designed for the perfection of character, and the fitting
up and the enlargement of capacity for service. The rocks and rough places on the mountainside are the
things we climb on. .Even failures, if taken rightly, may become stepping-stones to higher ground.

Unto whom will the saints forever ascribe praise?
What New Testament injunction is given respecting marriage?
What course on the part of children is well pleasing to the Lord?
To whom will the dominion finally be given?
Which day is the Sabbath?
What is the object of the International Reform Bureau?
When were the sun and moon darkened?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle