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Gold and silver or wood hay and stubble

Discussion in 'Thoughts for Today' started by Boanerges(Inactive), Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Gold and silver or wood hay and stubble

    1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
    1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
    1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
    1Co 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
    1Co 3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
    1Co 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
    1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

    Every work built upon this foundation- every work built on submission to God done by faith in Christ at His leading will have eternal value and cosequence
    Every work born of committee or the plans of man apart from God's direct leadership is wood hay and stubble, no matter how pious or noble it seems will be burned away
  2. Amen to this. By His hand will all things be pure.
  3. Amen my son ... Thanks for this message. Goes hand in hand with the one I posted on the Bible Forum.... Mybe I'll copy and paste it here.
  4. Malachi3:3 says: 'He will 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 in the 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 Silver.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 sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.'
    She asked the silversmith if it was true that
    he had to s it there
    in front of the fire the whole time.
    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 , rememberthat God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

  5. Turn up the heat Lord it seems I have a way to go!
  6. Amen ,Larry. God isn't finished with us yet.

  7. Wow......thanks Dusty....I love that!!
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