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.

By what other title is the Comforter designated?
When and by whom was the Sabbath made?
Why did God command Israel to hallow the Sabbath?
What did John say was to be the end of this beast?
At His ascension, how did the angels say Christ would come again?
What is Christ's message to the last church?
How much of the land of Canaan did Abraham own in his lifetime?

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