|The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, |
but the LORD tests the heart.
|The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. |
|The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, |
But the LORD tests hearts.
|Proverbs 17:3 |
God can do what no crucible or furnace can do. They can test silve rand gold but the Lord can test the human heart. In the process of testing, He removes the dross and purifies the life until He sees His own image reflected.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Pr 17:3). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.