Isaiah 48:10 - The Furnace of Affliction.
Isaiah 48:10 (NLT) I have refined you but
not in the way silver is refined. Rather, I have
refined you in the furnace of suffering.
Whats got you tied up? Whats
limiting you from being all God meant for you to be?
God can use the trials in your life to
eliminate whats holding you back.
No one likes those times when things get
stressful, deadlines are coming too fast, and
expectations seem unreachable. But sometimes God uses
heat in your life to burn off the stuff thats
tying you down. You just need to trust God through
God says in Isaiah 48:10, I have
refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I
have refined you in the furnace of suffering
Its unlikely youll literally go
through a fiery furnace in your life, but youll
go through the furnace of suffering many, many
times. God promises to refine you with that fire.
Its like silver and gold. When its
heated up, all the impurities are burned off. Then,
youre left with 100 percent gold or silver.
If you ask a silversmith how to know when
silver is pure, hell tell you it happens when
you can see your reflection while looking into
God knows youre purified when he can
see his own reflection in you, because you look
more like Jesus Christ.
Only the fire can do that in your life.
[Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
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Isaiah 48:10 - The Furnace of Affliction:
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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