9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will try them as gold is tried. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say, 'They are my people;' and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"
10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come forth like gold.1
|1 Peter 1:7 |
7 So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried with fire, might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. [Your faith is tested: is it strong enough to last through suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? Tried with fire is to be hit by the fiery darts of the wicked one, Eph 6:16. From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire."]