Be refined like silver – Sexual Purity

Malachi 3:3 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 at their 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 sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.
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 , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.

Pass this on right now. This very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them. And, whatever they’re going through, they’ll be a better person in the end.

“Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway you wish, but you can only spend it once.”

  1. Ongao Thomas
    November 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I at times fall into masturbating, I don’t want to be addicted to it. Help!

    • November 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

      Hey Ongao,
      You are a very courageous man n I thank God for you coming to my site. God sees your heart, He knows you want to be right in Him, He loves you and forgives you if you confess it to him. I have been through the worst in this addiction and now a recovering addict. This is a never ending struggle for us name but there is victory only in Christ.

      Please go to the solutions page and check out some of the recommended courses. I highly recommend you get an accountability partner who will check up on you when you feel low. I do this for most people who visit my website and you can get my contact here. It will take commitment to have self-control of your sexual urges. If you have porn, 1st thing is to dump it all, break ties to any premarital sexual relations, purity your mind by good clean content. This thing is strong and requires drastic measures before it gets out of control. I highly recommend a course called Mizizi in Mavuno church to give you a good spiritual foundation too.

    • January 10, 2011 at 11:46 am

      Hey Ongao,
      Thanks for blogging. As I did, I advice you to to fast and pray about this issue. Sexual sin has a strong attachment to the spiritual realm. Please take some time off from work e.g. 3 days and go on a prayer exile to pray against the bondage.

      Second, Please, please get a strong christian man, who can be your accountability partner. It might be your mentor or something, but its extremely important to keep sharing your success and failure so that he can cry with you and pray with you without judging you.

      I will keep you in prayer.

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