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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man protected without adversity!
Although the punishment we received from our parents when we were children was painful, we can be thankful that it was wisely and lovingly given. We recognize its lasting value, and we know that the momentary hurt has resulted in lifelong benefits. Likewise, as children of the Heavenly Father, we should be grateful that He loves us enough to discipline us. You see, whatever God sends our way or permits into our live is "for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness" (Hebrews 12:10)
In the book Flashes of Truth, James Duff writes, "The colors that are painted on china are burned into the clay. Otherwise they would easily rub off. It is said that what is to become a golden color on the finished article is a dark liquid before the fire is applied. And the first two or three applications of heat obliterate all trace of color, which has to be again and again renewed. So it is with God's dealings with us. No sooner has God finished a work with us than He plunges us into the fiery furnace of pain or sorrow or persecution or temptation. What for? That through the fire, beauty of character---the Heavenly Potter's work---might be rendered permanent in us."
Child of God, do you feel as if you are in the furnace of affliction? Remember, the Heavenly Father loves you. If He didn't, He would be ignoring you. But He is working in your life to "establish, strengthen, settle you" (1 Peter 5:10). So don't resist Him. Instead, be grateful that He allows the pain that perfects!
All God's testing have a purpose
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ABOUT THE BLOGGER
Ralph "Rap" was born and raised in the Philippines. A Financial Literacy Advocate. An I.T. by Profession. An Investor. A Business Minded. An Introvert. A Photography Enthusiast. A Travel and Personal Finance Blogger (Lakbay Diwa and Kuripot Pinoy). A Traveler. An Adventurous. A Mountain Hiker. A Dreamer.
Currently works his way towards time and financial freedom.