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             Then Jesus said to his disciples,

"If anyone would come after me,  he must first deny himself and

take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life

will lose it, but whoever loses  his life for me will find it. 

           ( Matt. 16:24 )     

 

 

 

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The Refiner's Fire Story

 


Some time ago, a few ladies met in a certain city to

read the scriptures and make them the subject of

conversation. While reading the third chapter of

Malachi they came upon a remarkable expression

 in the third verse.
"And He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."

One lady's opinion was that it was intended to

convey the view of the sanctifying influence of the

grace of Christ. Then she proposed to visit a

silversmith and report to them what he said

on the subject. She went accordingly and without

telling the object of her errand, begged to know the

process of refining silver, which he fully described

 to her.

"But Sir," she said, "do you sit while the work of

refining is going on?" "Oh, yes madam, " replied

the silversmith, "I must sit with my eye steadily fixed

on the furnace, for if the time necessary for refining

 be exceeded in the slightest degree, the silver

will be injured."

The lady at once saw the beauty, and comfort

 too, of the expression,

"He shall sit as a refiner and purifier

 of silver."

Christ sees it needful to put His children into a

furnace. His eye is steadily intent on the work of

purifying, and His wisdom and love are both engaged

in the best manner for them. Their trials do not come

at random; "the very hairs of your head are

 all numbered."

As the lady was leaving the shop, the silversmith

 called her back, and said he had still further to

 mention, that he only knows when the process of

purifying  was complete, by seeing his own image

 reflected in the silver.

Beautiful example! When Christ shall see His own

 image in His people, His work of purifying will

 be accomplished.

Author Unknown

 

 

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