“But He knows the way that I take [and He pays attention to it]. When He has tried me, I will come forth as [refined] gold [pure and luminous].” (Job 23:10)
I guess that like many believers, I looked at this scripture and casually translated the words ‘when he has tried me,’ to mean ‘when he finally sees how fabulous I am.’ (and then I slunk off quite dejected, knowing that pigs would fly before that would ever happen…)!
But then my brain linked the words to this scripture …
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test you [that is, to test the quality of your faith], as though something strange or unusual were happening to you. But insofar as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, keep on rejoicing, so that when His glory [filled with His radiance and splendor] is revealed, you may rejoice with great joy.” (1 Peter 4:12)
So, being tried doesn’t mean being ‘weighed in the balance - and found wanting,’ it means that He‘s constantly reviewing things in our lives that He knows will ultimately destroy us and He wants to deal with them.
So, Child of the Living GOD, REJOICE! Because ”When He has tried me, I will come forth as [refined] gold [pure and luminous].” ❤️