WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT REFINING?
- Metal is refined and purified in a furnace; the Lord purifies and tests the heart. (Read Proverbs 17:3)
- We must be refined before our offerings are acceptable to the Lord. (Read Malachi 3:2-4)
- The Lord’s people will be tested in the furnace of affliction (or great suffering). (Read Isaiah 1:25, 4:4, 48:10 and Jeremiah 9:7)
- The Lord examines your heart and mind. (Read Jeremiah 17:10)
- Those who survive will be refined and tested by the Lord. (Read Zechariah 13:9)