TESTED BY FIRE
Anchor scripture: Every man’s work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. [1 Corinthians 3:13]
Depending on the substance with which your work is made of, it will either be destroyed to ashes or purified to reveal its true brilliance and beauty. If your love is to be tested by fire, what will it bring forth?
Some people find it difficult to walk in love; they are sad, bitter, empty, defensive, easily offended and hold grudges against everyone, even themselves. This may be because of their upbringing (no/less parental affection) or due to the hurtful experiences they encountered through life. There are yet those who cannot stand such kind of people. This has been the little fox spoiling some people’s vine. But regardless the category you are in, there is good news for you – you can love just the way God wants you to. He has shed His love abroad your heart by the Holy Spirit, just learn how to love from Him by allowing Him to love through you.
Jesus in Mathew 22:37&39 gave to us the standard of response to His love, which is to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind”. And for our love to fellow men, He said “love your neighbor as yourself.”
Decision: I have come to the end of myself; Love through me oh Lord.
Further reading: Deuteronomy 6
Discovery: Silver is refined at about 800°C or 1,450°F.