As Gold Is Tested

“I will bring the one-third through the fire

Will refine them as silver is refined,

and test them as gold is tested.

They will call on My name

And I will answer them.

I will say, ‘This is My people’;

And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.'”  Zechariah 13:9


Silver and gold must be tested and refined in order to be used.

Thank You, Lord, for Your great mercy that enables us to persevere.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


Behold, these are the ones

who’ve been refined


by the

hottest fire.


I answer when

they call on Me


and am their

One Desire.


God bless you as you are refined and tested today!

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Coming Forth As Gold

“But He knows the way that I take’
When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.”  Job 23:10

Once I sent in some gold jewelry for cash, but the recompense was so small, I asked for it back.

Lord, we trust You and believe that we shall come forth from each of our tests, rich in testimonies for Your glory.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Truly Treasured

credit – Bob Thomason
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Today’s refiners gather
paying us a small price

for what once had value
as memorable gifts in life

while God takes true treasure
our hearts, minds and souls

refining them by His Spirit
until we come forth as gold.

Beaten Thin

“And they beat the gold into thin sheets and cut it into threads, to work it in with the blue and purple and scarlet and fine linen thread, into artistic designs.”  Exodus 39:3

I usually think of gold as something precious and showy – like jewelry.  Not to be hammered upon.

Oh Lord, may I not hold my life so dear that I deny You access to use it anyway You want.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Our Golden Thread

Beaten thin
and woven in
to create in us
something divine

Jesus, solid
pure and holy
kept His Father’s
design in mind.

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