Malachi 3:3

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Dusty, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Malachi 3:3

    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.

  2. :)
    Sounds familiar doesn't it!
  3. Thank you for this, Dusty. :)
  4. Thanks Dusty!
  5. Thank You.
    I do a little silversmithing myself for making jewelry and never really made this connection.

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