Our pastor is at it again! 🙂 He has been a continual encouragement to us from across the country. He shared this verse with us a couple of days ago and said it jumped off the page at him. It has definitely been a soothing salve to our hearts as well.
“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. For mine own sake, will I do it: for how shall my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.”
He explained this passage this way:
It isn’t always about chastening, purging, or correction. Sometimes God chooses the platform of affliction to simply make Himself BIG in the eyes of the audience.
We are thankful that in the “furnace of affliction” God’s grace is present, abundant, and sustaining. His grace is accessible to…
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