and will refine them as silver is refined,
and will try them as gold is tried;
they shall call on my name, and I will hear them:
I will say, It is my people: and they shall say,
The Lord is my God."
that we might enjoy repose, like the stones of the field! This would be to choose the viler part -- like Esau, to take the pottage and give up the covenant portion. No, Lord; we will gladly be cast into the furnace rather than be cast out from Thy presence!
We are to be brought through the fire, not left in it.
The Lord values His people as silver, and therefore He is at pains to purge away their dross. If we are wise, we shall rather welcome the refining process than decline it. Our prayer will be that our alloy may be taken from us rather than that we should be withdrawn from the crucible.
ANOTHER ADD IS THE VISITS COUNTER, PRAISE GOD,
MANY PEOPLE LOVES TO READ THE WORD OF GOD,
GLORY TO HIS HOLY MIGHTY NAME !!!