Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Behold, I have refined thee - This refers to the Jews in their afflictions and captivity in Babylon. It states one design which he had in view in these afflictions - to purify them. The word used here, and rendered 'refined' (צרף tsâraph), means properly to melt; to smelt metals.

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daperfectmix said...

This is very enlightening. I recently bought a book called "Sacred Marriage: What If God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy". I realize that I've never been more accountable for my actions since being married and the hard times that we go through really test our faith in God and each other. I am being refined. Thank you for posting this.