The Refining

 Man is forever blaming God if something is not going right in their life as though God is looking down from heaven trying His best to mess up your day. People like to take all blame off themselves without realizing as scripture teaches that we reap what we sow. (Galatians 6:7-10) Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap,if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 If we know of a certainty that we are daily doing our best to do what’s right in the eye’s of God,it could be God himself is refining us to be a better servant to do his will. (Job 23:10,11) But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold .My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.

 God loves his children and at times chastens them to be developed as a better vessel set apart for His using to get His truth to a hurting world. When God spoke to David of His Son Jesus who would one day build His house and would have an everlasting kingdom,and that his own Son too would be chastened.  (2 Samuel 7:12-14) And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his Father, and he shall be my Son. If he commit iniquity,I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men.

 When we learn to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, He then is able to refine His work in us that will one day be fit for his kingdom. (1 Peter 5:6,7) Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God,that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 It was not in vain that Christ died on the cross for the remittance of our sins,,just as it is not in vain we are refined to show the best we can be for the one who has called us into His marvelous light! (Isaiah 48:10,11) Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will i do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.

 When the Spirit of the Living God comes to His people (His Temple) by the Holy Spirit we are then refined and purified. (Malachi 3:1-3) Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of he coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.

 

 

4 thoughts on “The Refining

  1. Yep Moses was in the wilderness for 40 years while Joseph passed through 13 lonely Years in Egypt before becoming king and King David? He ran from Saul for over 10 years! The Lord does prepare His people and once they are ready He gives them power but because they are so refined it won’t cause them to fall

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