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2Chronicles7:14-“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

From the Hottest Flames…

Posted by wordforit on November 13, 2007

 Malachi 3:3~”And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness”.

This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.

 One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.

That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She did not mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.

As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.

The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says, “He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.”

She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.

The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.

The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, “How do you know when the silver is fully refined?”

He smiled at her and answered, “Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it”.  

If today, you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you. (Genesis 1:27)

“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.”

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3 Responses to “From the Hottest Flames…”

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  2. Daniel said

    Odale I love that analogy about the silversmith knowing that the silver is ready when he can see his image in it. What an awesome thought to know that God sits there with us in the fire He never leaves us alone, He never takes His eye off of us. What a glorious feeling it must be for God to see His image in us. This makes me want to draw even closer to Him.

    God Bless
    Daniel

  3. marlajayne said

    Oh my goodness. What a powerful story!

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