Malachi 3: 1-4 HCSB
“See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire—see, He is coming,” says the Lord of Hosts. 2 But who can endure the day of His coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears? For He will be like a refiner’s fire and like cleansing lye. 3 He will be like a refiner and purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. 4 And the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will please the Lord as in days of old and years gone by.
For Daily Living:
JESUS is the purifier and refiner! A metal worker heats the metal and the trash floats to the top to be skimmed off. As the silver gets cleaner, the REFINER can see HIS reflection in the silver. Sometimes GOD allows extra heat (trials) to be put on us because we are precious to HIM and HE wants more of HIMSELF reflected in us!