“Everything that may stand the fire, you are to pass through the fire, and it will be ceremonially clean.” — Num 31:23 NET
“The Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him with all your mind and being.”—“He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering.”—Each builder’s work will be plainly seen, for the Day will make it clear, because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire will test what kind of work each has done.
“I will attack you; I will purify your metal with flux. I will remove all your slag.”—“I will now purify them in the fires of affliction and test them.”
For you, O God, tested us; you purified us like refined silver…. we passed through fire and water, but you brought us out into a wide open place.
“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.”
Deut 13:3, Mal 3:3, 1 Cor 3:13, Isa 1:25, Jer 9:7, Ps 66:10, Ps 66:12, Isa 43:2
… that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. — 1 Pet 2:24 NET
Lay aside the old man who is being corrupted in accordance with deceitful desires, to be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and to put on the new man who has been created in God’s image – in righteousness and holiness.
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.—… that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life…. We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. (For someone who has died has been freed from sin.) … So you too consider yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its desires, and do not present your members to sin as instruments to be used for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who are alive from the dead and your members to God as instruments to be used for righteousness.
Eph 4:22-24, Col 3:3, Rom 6:4, Rom 6:6-7, Rom 6:11-13
Daily Light on the Daily Path - June 12
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.