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Annointed Beauty Daily Devotions Ministry

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


 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 


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. 


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