Great word that “pure” is! From the mining of the ore from the ground, the process to pure gold is quite amazing. The gold ore is smelted at intense heat. It goes through acid rinses, drying process, more fire, and more rinses, etc. I have no idea how accurate all that is, but I know it is quite a process…so is purity!
God’s Word is said to be “pure.” The Hebrew word means to melt, purge away, refine, goldsmith! There we go! We come from the mine (womb) with a lifetime of impurities that need to be purged away by the fire graciously applied to us by the Divine Goldsmith and His powerful cleansing blood and the piercing power of His Word.
The Psalmist says it this way: “…You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined…we went through the fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment” (Psalms 66:10, 12). So you can see, His Word has more to do in us than just served as comfort food. While there are hundreds of true, inspiring, comforting, and empowering portions of Sacred Writ, there are equal numbers of the same Sacred Writ that are meant to refine and purge out of us everything that ain’t gold (don’t tell Marlene I said ain’t). A gold, which is BTW, “…the image of Him who created him” (Colossians 3:10).
Remember, even in the fire He is always good and loving to His kids!