Wednesday, November 5, 2008
In refining silver, one needs to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest so as to burn away all the impurities. Sometimes God holds us in such a hot spot.(Mal. 3 vs. 3).The silversmith has to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver is being refined. Not only does he have to sit there holding the silver, but he has to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it is in the fire. If the silver is left a moment too long in the flames it will be destroyed. So how does one know when the silver is fully refined? That’s easy-when you see your image in it.
If you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that GOD is watching you and will keep watching you until HE sees HIS image in you.
MALACHI 3 vs. 3 ‘He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver’
1 COR 10 vs. 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And GOD is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.