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May Devotions
  1. Faith, not Sight
  2. Definition of Faith
  3. Faith is Unseen
  4. Faith of Abel
  5. Faith Pleases God
  6. Faith of Noah
  7. Faith of Abraham
  8. Faith Credited as Righteousness
  9. Power of Faith
  10. Blessings through Faith
  11. Faith Leads to Salvation
  12. Family of Faith
  13. Faith Excludes Boasting
  14. Justification by Faith
  15. The Shield of Faith
  16. Stand Firm in Faith
  17. Righteous Live by Faith
  18. Faith of the Centurion
  19. Little Faith
  20. Faith of a Mustard Seed
  21. Righteousness through Faith
  22. Weak Faith
  23. Faith isn't Blind
  24. Abandoning the Faith
  25. Worthless without Faith
  26. Worth More than Gold
  27. Faith is Resistance
  28. Faith Develops Perseverance
  29. Rich in Faith
  30. Faith and Deeds
  31. Our Deeds, Love, & Faith
1 Peter 1:7

These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

May 26

Worth More than Gold

Even though there have been many new discoveries of minerals and various elements since ancient times, gold is still one of the most valuable.  While it is still desired for its beauty and used in jewelry, it is also used in certain electronics.

Despite its continued value and desirability, Peter reminds us that our faith is worth more than gold even.  Like gold, our faith is refined by fire.  During these times of stress, the impurities are burned out so that what is left is pure and perfect.

Gold will deteriorate however.  It will lose its luster and eventually it will break down like any other natural component.

On the other hand, our faith grows greater with time.  It becomes more perfect the longer we hold it.  Each test that we face does not devalue our faith but makes it greater when we come out of it. 

In the end, all of the riches of the world will be left behind.  The only thing of value will be our faith and what we did with it on earth.  And it will result in praise, glory, and honor when we meet Jesus.

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