Proverbs of a 36 yr old man
There is a mine for silver and a place where gold is refined. People know where to mine silver and how to refine gold. They know where to dig iron from the earth and how to smelt copper from rock. They know how to shine light in the darkness and explore the farthest regions of the earth as they search in the dark for ore. Dangling by ropes into distant tunnels and unknown places, working in loneliness clinging to ropes in the pits. Yes, people know where to find precious metals in the earth, if only all people would look for God through the knowledge of Christ in the same way. Realize this: the earth, from which food comes, is transformed below as by fire! Your faith which is more precious than gold is being molded by Holy Spirit fire. Everything you do and say comes from within you, and Christ is renewing his image in you. The Living Word of God that comes from the mouth of God is our food daily. Realize this though, your faith, which comes from Jesus, is being transformed below as by fire! No blessing in the life of Spirit comes to you without first being purified by holy fire.
Study Ps. 12:6