Peter describes the suffering of these Christians as a â€œfiery trialâ€ or â€œfiery ordeal.â€ This is a word used of burning metal in a refining process. Donâ€™t be surprised that we are being refined. Donâ€™t be surprised that we go through difficulties and suffering. These hard times come upon us to test us. Friends, donâ€™t be shocked when you go through bad times. These are important reminders because we live in a religious world that thinks and teaches that true Christians do not suffer and do not go through hardships.
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