Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

Living By Grace

                                       

                               


If you wish to make a tax-free donation to support this ministry, please select the button below.


Register to receive weekly devotionals and quarterly newsletters via email.


Books are available in PDF format.


Oprima aquí para ir a Nuestra pagina en español.

 

 

Devotional - week of November 22, 2009


TESTED AND REFINED

 

For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.  Psalm 66:10

 

Both testing and refining are part of the same process. In Old Testament days silver was tested and refined with heat. The silver was left over the fire until the impurities were observable and then removed.

 

God put the Psalmist through the fires so that he could be purified. The fires are described in Psalm 66:11-12a with the words:

 

You brought us into the net; You laid affliction on our backs. You have caused men to ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water.

 

Isaiah speaks of the children of God passing “through the rivers” and walking “through the fire” (Isaiah 43:2).

 

God may have in mind several things when He takes us through the fires. At times God may have in mind the repentance of sin. However, when God permits us to suffer, He always has in mind the increase of our faith.

 

The Psalmist ends verse 12 with, “But You brought us out to rich fulfillment.” The NIV says, “You brought us to a place of abundance.” Both “fulfillment” and “abundance” indicate a life of purity and faith.

 

When we live out our lives through faith in God, we live by grace. This is how the fires result in the believer’s rich fulfillment and abundance.

Return to Devotionals Menu Page                                                                       


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.  


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.  


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.  


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.  


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.  


     Copyright © 2000-2013 David Kuykendall Ministries. 

Revised: January 6, 2013    

     All rights reserved.     

Cross graphic by Cross Daily Graphics Gallery.