by James Smith
"The Love of Christ! The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed!"
"I have refined you, but not as silver is refined. Rather, I have refined you in the furnace of suffering!" Isaiah 48:10
The love of Jesus will not preserve His people from trials–but rather, assures them of trials! All whom He loves–He chastens! He has a furnace to purge our dross, and refine our souls. His Word and the Spirit reveal to us our defilement and impurity–and His grace and providence co-operate to remove them. "I am the Lord God, who sanctifies you."