OUR FIRST REACTION TO A FIERY TRIAL IS TO THINK SOMETHING STRANGE IS HAPPENING TO US.. We don’t understand why God’s people should have to suffer. We know Jesus loves us so we wonder, why does God will Christians to suffer? (1 Peter 4) When I love someone, I want to keep them from suffering. But that’s how people spoil their kids. By protecting them from the consequences of their actions, they cause them to continue further in their rebellion. Jesus loves us deeply, but the Bible says; “whom the Lord loves He chastens” (Heb. 12:6). Other people might get away with all kinds of things, but God won’t let us get away with anything, because we are His children. And Fiery Trials are one way that Christ purifies His children.