Gold, though Cast into Fire, Retains its Purity

Gold, though cast into the fire, retains its purity. Acts 20:23, “Bonds and afflictions abide me, but none of these things move me, neither do I count my life dear.” Though the archers shoot at a godly man, yet the bow of his faith abides in strength. Whatever he loses, he holds fast the jewel of a good conscience. He knows the crown of religion is constancy. And though persecution brings death in one hand, it brings life in the other. Though religion may have thorns strewn in the way, the thorns cannot be as sharp as the crown is sweet. “Mischief of Sin” pg. 62