Precious Refinement

Are diamonds really a girl’s best friend? I appreciated my engagement ring but now, even more, I confidently trust that God refines me as though I were as precious as silver or gold!  

He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

(From Malachi 3:3)

“And I will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are My people,’ And they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’

(From Zechariah 13:9)

You have tried my heart; you have visited me by night; you have tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

(From Psalm 17:3)

When we succumb to the desire for precious things, I pray that you discover, as I have, that the most precious thing of all, is to be refined, purified, to get closer to the likeness of Christ.

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