More Precious than Gold

Story by Elisa Kiputung, Malei national translator, photo by Janeen Michie

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Around Christmas I experienced many problems. Someone cut the power cords of my solar light, someone stole food from my garden, someone stole my chicken which I hoped would have many chicks, and they also stole my headphone/microphone that I use for recording the Scriptures. When all this happened to me I thought, “God you know what you are doing. I know you do not allow these problems to happen to hurt me. What does the light of God say about this? In Peter we read that the difficulties we experience are not meant to hurt us, but to help us.”

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 1 Peter 1:6-7 New Living Translation

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