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 Malachi 3:3 says:
"...he shall sit 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

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 shall sit as a refiner and purifier of

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 destroyed.

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

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.

You Need to know that God is watching over you.

And, whatever you're going through,
you'll be a better person in the end

"Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish,
but You can only spend it once."

Submitted by FM 

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