February 3rd 2016
Christians Must Expect Heat From the Perfecting Process
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (1 Timothy 4:10 KJV)
When seeking godliness mankind will always suffer. This is not a speculation. It is a certain truth for anyone who chooses to serve God. Facing opposition in the heat of labor perfects godliness in the man or woman of God.
Godliness comes from being cast into perfecting fire.
Job spoke of this:
But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. (Job 23:10 KJV)
Mankind can survive the harsh heat of a perfecting fire when his way is established by God rather than relying on his own fruitless efforts. God forges brilliant diamonds from unsophisticated and roughhewn stones like the unregenerate natural man because God has filled his heart with the sweetly shining supernatural power of salvation.