Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SR High Bible Study 9-17-08 @ the Youth House

We had a great discussion, on our Character, and the Refining process.

We learned that the dictionary defines "Refine" as the following:
-to reduce to a pure state as with sugar, metal, or oil
-to free from moral imperfection
-to improve by pruning or polishing
-to free from what is coarse, vulgar, or uncouth, as with a refined person

We also looked at what the bible says about refining:

Proverbs 17:3 (New Living Translation)
3 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold,
but the Lord tests the heart.

Malachi 3:2-4 (New Living Translation)
2 “But who will be able to endure it when he comes? Who will be able to stand and face him when he appears? For he will be like a blazing fire that refines metal, or like a strong soap that bleaches clothes. 3 He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away the dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, so that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord. 4 Then once more the Lord will accept the offerings brought to him by the people of Judah and Jerusalem, as he did in the past.

Zechariah 13:9 (New Living Translation)
9 I will bring that group through the fire
and make them pure.
I will refine them like silver
and purify them like gold.
They will call on my name,
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘These are my people,’
and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”

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