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Malachi 3:3Malachi 3:3
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

3 and he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi, and refine them as gold and silver; and they shall offer unto Jehovah offerings in righteousness.

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states, “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.”

What is the process of refining silver? A silversmith holds a piece of silver over the fire and lets it heat up. He will hold it in the middle of the fire where the flames are the hottest. The fire burns away all the impurities.

The silversmith keeps a watchful eye on the silver the whole time he is refining it because, if it is left too long in the flames, it will be destroyed. The most remarkable thing of the process is that the silversmith knows it is fully refined when he can see his image in the silver.

TrophiesGod’s purifying process is difficult sometimes. Do you believe He is holding you in a real “hot spot”? Do you feel the heat of the fire? Is He burning away the impurities of your life? It is encouraging to know, though, He has His eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you. With God purifying and refining you, you will be a better person in the end. Others will see Christ in you.

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