Friday, June 17, 2016

Trying our Treasure

"The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts… Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?" (Proverbs 17:3,16).  "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.  And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:45,46). 

The furnace will refine the gold,  
And by its flame the dross departs,
But God continues to behold
And try the treasure of our hearts. 

The Lord can hear the vain request
For wisdom that is not sincere. 
His eyes behold and surely test
The treasure that the heart holds dear. 

There is a treasure that is good
Within the heart God will commend. 
The evil heart is understood
And warned of judgment in the end.   

As You examine us within,
We pray, Lord, You will purge the dross   
Of insincerity and sin,  
And try our treasure by Your cross! 

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