How the Genuineness of Your Faith Is Demonstrated

Do you live by faith in Jesus Christ? Undoubtedly you believe your faith in Jesus is genuine. Yet, we have to demonstrate that such faith is genuine and the way to do that is to put it to the test. Here is how that happens, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:6-7).
How do we test the quality of gold? We have to put it through the fire, so to speak. Likewise, the Lord demonstrates the genuineness of our faith by putting it through the fire of suffering and persecution.
When those things happen do not question the Lord’s love for you or whether He is present with you. He is there right with you as you go through the fires of the pains of living a Christian life in this evil world, just as He was literally with Daniel’s friends in the fires of Babylon.

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