Because You’re Worth It
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire — may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
— 1 Peter 1:7
It’s the weirdest thing, showing someone his or her worth. Just as gold is refined in fire (yes, fire!), so are we. The best example of fire in the Bible, which shows three men actually being put into a fire, is from Daniel:
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” (3:16-18)
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