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The Refiner
« on: February 24, 2009, 12:39:57 PM »

I received this in my email today and just wanted to share!

 Malachi 3:3 says:
      "He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver."

      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 didn't 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 silver
was being refined.

      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

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

      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.


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Re: The Refiner
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 12:54:50 PM »

How much hotter could HELL be?? Now that really explains a lot, too bad no one gets it! Who needs hellfire when you've got the REFINER'S fire, hmmm?
Kathy :)


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Re: The Refiner
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 01:49:44 PM »

Wow! That's Amazing!
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