Tag: Chaff

The Divine Design

Vance Havnerby Vance Havner

But he [chastens us] for our profit… Hebrews 12:10

The flame shall not hurt thee—I only design Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

Sometimes God Chastens us and sometimes Satan sifts us.

God’s purpose is to burn up the dross and refine the gold. Satan hopes to winnow out the wheat and leave only the chaff, but God can turn it around the other way. At any rate, our Father takes no pleasure in our sorrows and grief. His only design is to refine us. Alas, there is often so much dross and so little gold, so much chaff and so little wheat, so much wood, hay, and stubble, so little gold, silver, and precious stones! We may not have much left when He is finished with us, but a little gold is better than tons of chaff. It is a good day when we give up trash for treasure.

by Vance Havner


The Chaff Floating Down The Nile

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

An old rabbinical legend says that during the famine in Egypt, Joseph emptied the chaff of his storehouses into the Nile River. The chaff was carried away by the currents into the land all around Egypt. People saw the chaff and began to hope, knowing it meant that there was plenty of wheat in Egypt. They only had to reach the place where the chaff had been thrown. We learn from this story that God doesn’t give us all of heaven while we’re here on earth, but He’ll give us a taste – a taste of heavenly joy, of heavenly love, of peace and wonder. Each taste isn’t an end in itself. It’s a promise of more to come, an encouragement to press on further. God’s Word is full of promises for you to take hold of and go with. So go with strength, power and confidence. Press on to the upper call, because each promise will lead you to greater blessings. If you follow the chaff, you’ll come to the wheat. As you walk into the Promised Land by faith, you’ll enter into the fullness of His blessings.

Today’s Mission – Take hold of a promise from God’s Word today and pursue it until you find a new blessing from Heaven.

by Jonathan Cahn