“The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.” Prov 17:3.
What a thought that just as gold or silver is melted by heat to draw out imperfections and shape it into beautiful and useful things, God does the same thing to our heart. Notice how He values our hearts as precious.
Let us give Him access to our heart that He may do His work. There may be heat applied, maybe scrapping of the dross, maybe an anvil and hammer, but in the end it is worth it.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23&24 (See also Job 23:10)
Have a good one! -PB