Trial of Faith – Refining approach
Isa 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver I have attempted and selected you in the furnace of affliction
1 of the hard processes of the different trials of faith involve a deep cleansing of the heart of the saint of God. The Psa 17:three reminds us that there certainly is a God who visits us to test us and to prove us! And His tests involve a refining approach.
1 Peter 1:7 says – The trial of our faith is like the purification of valuable gold. The refining of gold entails intense heat which separates the pure gold from the base metals which are united into the matrix of the gold ore. (Jer 9:7says: I will melt them and attempt them! Isa 1:25 says he will purge away the dross and take away the tin) God sees in us the potential to hold the divine substance (nature of God). This is why He produced us in His image and likeness. From the day that he saved us via faith in Jesus Christ, He is at perform cleansing our heart from all filthiness of flesh. The refining approach is developed to separate the base from the holy. That is why Job knew in spite of his several trials that as soon as he is tested, he shall come forth as pure gold (Job 23:10)
Zec 13:9 reminds us that he will refine us like silver and test us like gold – prior to he calls us His men and women and His youngsters. Mal three:three says: God shall purify the levites (a image of the new testament royal priesthood) prior to His coming (so that the day of His coming will be hope & joy for us and not judgment). A lot of of our life situations are tailor–produced to comprehensive the very good perform that he has began in us.
Certainly most of the saints of God came to know Jesus personally as they went via hard trials of refining in their life. Isa 48:10 says: behold I have selected you in the furnace of affliction. Dear pal, take heart. the Lord knows what he is undertaking. 1 Pet four:12 is our powerful hope in trials – do not be shocked at the trial that you are going via. It is not one thing strange and exclusive for you. All saints of God go via it. You will not be tested beyond your potential and along with just about every trial, he will make a way of escape. If you hold onto Jesus, he will see you via the trial and you will emerge superior finer and stronger (and additional Christ-like) via it all. God bless!