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.

Does proper correction evidence a want of parental love?
22. At the death of Christ, what miraculous occurrence signified that the priestly work and services of the earthly sanctuary were finished?
What memorial of His creative power did God establish?
Who is the real power operating through the beast and his image, and demanding worship?
On what day was John in the Spirit?
At His ascension, what assurance was given of Christs return ?
Under what striking symbol was all this foretold?

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