06/12/29 – Acts 8:14-40, Psalm 130:1-8; Proverbs 17:2-3

Proverbs 17The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
    but the Lord tests the heart.

Silver and gold are physically tested and separated from impurities (purified) via heat and the skill of the craftsman.  While requiring the tools and the skills this is not a difficult process.

But did you note — that we are not “tested” for purity by any physical method — we are tested by what is within our heart — our innermost being.

If you are like me this inner “testing” can be more of a challenge and is one of the reasons we need to remain in the Word and in prayer for strength.

But how great is the reward!!