We’ve been walking through this letter, 1 Thessalonians. Throughout the book, Paul has been challenging and encouraging us to embrace the refining work of God and develop in us A Real Life Faith.
One of the resonating and recurring themes is that a real life faith is forged in fire.
The late Adrian Rogers often said, “A faith that’s not been tested can’t be trusted.” There’s something to that.
Our faith never really gets strengthened unless it gets tested. It’s like a muscle. And the kind of faith that will go the distance, A Real Life Faith, is Forged in Fire.