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Saturday, July 11, 2009

More Precious Than Gold

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.”

Elder Robert D. Hales said, “Each of us must go through certain experiences to become more like our Savior. In the school of mortality, the tutor is often pain and tribulation, but the lessons are meant to refine and bless us and strengthen us, not to destroy us”
(Ensign, May 2003, 17).

Alma 36:3
“….I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.”

Sometimes it’s hard to keep that at the forefront of our minds, and to have an eternal perspective when you are ‘in’ the trial, but remember the end result is always joy when you allow Him, “whom having not seen, ye love”, to support you.
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2 comments:

  1. So... you're saying that when girls reject me, that is the Lord trying to make me a better man...

    Sheesh, I am going to be good!

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  2. That is exactly what I am saying - who needs girls and gold anyway:)

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