June 14, 2012
Victory IN the Furnace
Glorify ye the LORD in the fires. (Isaiah 24:15 KJV)
Notice the little word "IN"! We are to honor the Lord IN the trial - IN the very thing that afflicts us. And although there are examples were God did not allow His saints to even feel the fire, usually the fire causes pain.
It is precisely there, IN the heat of the fire, we are to glorify Him. We do this by exercising perfect faith IN His goodness and love that has permitted this trial to come upon us. Even more, we are to believe that out of the fire will arise something more worthy of praise to Him than had we never experienced it.
To go through some fires will take great faith, for little faith will fail. We must win the victory IN the furnace. ~Margaret Bottome