“Refining”: A process of being tested and tried

Our passage from Deuteronomy mentions “God testing us.” The Bible tells us that a believer is like gold or silver that must be “tried” in a furnace to remove all the impurities in the metal. What is that process of refining silver? Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have tested us;  you have tried us as … More “Refining”: A process of being tested and tried

What remains after going through the furnace?

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. God tests us, tests our hearts.  Repeatedy in the Bible, we read that HE refines us, tests us, just as precious metals are refined to remove impurities.  Read these other passages, and ask yourself what remains after going … More What remains after going through the furnace?

Refining silver

Our passage from Deuteronomy mentions “God testing us.” The Bible tells us that a believer is like gold or silver that must be “tried” in a furnace to remove all the impurities in the metal. What is that process of refining silver? Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have tested us;  you have tried us as … More Refining silver

Testing

The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. —Deuteronomy 13:3-4 In our passage … More Testing

Kindling or gold?

Proverbs 17:3 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. God tests us, tests our hearts.  Repeatedy in the Bible, we read that HE refines us, tests us, just as precious metals are refined to remove impurities.  Read these other passages, and ask yourself what remains after going … More Kindling or gold?

The Refiner’s Fire

The Bible tells us that a believer is like gold or silver that must be tried in a furnace to remove all the impurities in the metal. What is that process of refining silver? Psalm 66:10 For you, O God, have tested us;  you have tried us as silver is tried. Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have … More The Refiner’s Fire