Refined By Fire

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Gold is refined by heating to the point that the impurities rise to the surface

In Old Testament days, fire was used to purify

The refining process now combines heat and pressure

While being intense, this process can reach a 99.99% purity level

“In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.”

For a little while

If necessary

Proof of your faith

Results in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ

You have not seen Him but you Love Him

You do not currently see Him but you believe in Him

Rejoice with joy inexpressible

Full of Glory

Outcome of your faith

Salvation of your soul

You see, every trial you go through makes you a little purer

This is the sanctification process, and it will continue until glorification

The question is, “do you believe in Him?” and “do you Love Him?”