Anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean.
The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. – He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness… – …[Men’s] work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man’s work.
I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove your impurities. – “I will refine and test them.”
For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver…We went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
Numbers 31:23 – Deuteronomy13:3 – Malachi 3:3 – 1 Corinthians 3:13 – Isaiah 1:25- Jeremiah 9:7 – Psalm 66:10, 12 – Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)