“Refining Them”

 

“I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried.” Zechariah 13:9Zechariah 13:9
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

9 A este tercio lo meteré en el fuego, lo fundiré como se funde la plata, lo probaré como se prueba el oro. Él invocará mi nombre, y yo lo oiré. Yo diré: “Pueblo mío”. Él dirá: “Jehová es mi Dios”».j

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           As the purifying process is carried on, “the refiner watches the operation, with the greatest earnestness, until the metal has the appearance of a highly polished mirror, reflecting every object around it,  as he looks upon the mass of metal, may see himself as in a looking-glass and thus he can form a very correct judgment respecting the purity of the metal. When he is satisfied, the fire is withdrawn, and the metal removed from the furnace. See Jesus as the Refiner, watching with the greatest earnestness, the purifying of the soul in the furnace of earth. His hand has lighted the fire which is now separating the pure metal of holiness from the dross of sin in us. His loving eye is ever eagerly watching for the moment when the purifying work is done. Then without a moment’s delay He withdrawn the fire and the purified soul is removed from the furnace. See again when it is that the purification is completed, it is when the Image of Christ is reflected in us, so that He can see Himself in us as in a mirror. Raise your eyes, then amidst the flames and see the Face of Jesus watching you with the tender pity and intense interest of His love.

 

Jesus A Refiner

 

 

           The Lord our Refiner desires to  bring us to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities.  As our Purifier He will cause us to be free from anything that debases, pollutes, adulterates, or contaminates our hearts.  God wants every bit of us so He can use us in wonderful ways to glorify Him on this earth.

 

“Remove the impurities from the silver, and the smith has material to make a vessel.” Proverbs 25:4Proverbs 25:4
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

4 Quita la escoria de la plata y saldrá una alhaja para el fundidor.

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          As we keep our hearts humble before Him I believe He will continue to refine and purify us that we can serve and be used by Him in greater ways.  Praise be to the God who is the Refiner and Purifier!