Monday, September 9, 2013

The Refiner

Silver and gold are tested
 by flames of fire;
our thoughts are tested
by the Lord.

Proverbs 17:3

Lately I've been fascinated with how gold is refined and tested.  It takes a super-hot fire to melt metal down and everything that is not gold is discarded or destroyed.  God puts our thoughts in his crucible, ignites his refining fire...
and what remains?
Are our thoughts golden?

So many times my thoughts are not pure enough for the Refiner and the scary thing is they may lead to impure actions.  I need to guard my thoughts and discard those that are dross.

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