Monday, 25 February 2019
Jeremiah 9:7a Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of my people?"
This all comes within the context of covenant, of relationship. God's people are refined and tested ('assayed' is a good word here) to show their purity and value and to remove dross and impurities. Hot, yes; pleasant, no; but necessary that we may shine before Him.