James says trials test our faith, and Peter says trials prove the genuineness of our faith. When our faith survives trials we can be confident in it.

Trials Test Our Faith and Prove the Genuineness of It

Trials accomplish two important works in our lives. First, trials improve, or mature, us. Second, trials test our faith. Augustine said: “Trials come to prove us and improve us.” I used to be a school teacher, and now I am a pastor. Both professions involve instructing others. I don’t want to sound overly simple, but good[…]

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