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Something to think about when you are working with Silver

Bead Lovers Korner: Something to think about when you are working with Silver

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Something to think about when you are working with Silver

Malachi 3:3

 was a group of women
 in a Bible study on the book of Malachi.
As they were studying Chapter Three, they came across 
Verse Three which says: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver".
This verse puzzled the women and they wondered what this statement meant about the 
character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out about the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their Next Bible study.  That week this woman called up a silversmith and made an appointment To watch him at work. She didn't mention anything 
about the reason for her interest in silver beyond her curiosity about the process of
 refining silver.  As she watched the silver smith, 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 so 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 here. Front
 of the fire 
the whole time
the silver was
 being refined. 
The man 
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.  For if the silver was left even a moment
too long in the flames, it would be destroyed. The woman was silent or a moment. 
Then she asked the silver smith, how do you know when the silver is fully refined? He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's the easy part, when I see my image reflected in it."

So…If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has His
eye on you and will keep His hand on you and watch over you until He
sees His image in you.

Please Note: This is not my original work or thoughts. This was sent to me years ago and I just wanted to share

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