Thy Dross to Consume, Thy Gold to Refine   6 comments

Painting: Consuming Fire,  acrylic on canvas

“When through fiery trials thy pathway shall lie,

My grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply;

The flame shall not harm thee; I only design

Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.

The soul that on Jesus doth lean for repose,

I will not, I will not, desert to his foes;

That soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,

I’ll never, no never, no never forsake.”

(from “How Firm a Foundation” by John Keene)

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews  12:28,29)

6 responses to “Thy Dross to Consume, Thy Gold to Refine

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  1. Wow. Beautiful painting!!

  2. What a powerful portrayal of that wonderful hymn! And I love your website title “Subject to Change”. Amen!

  3. amen…powerful words, thanks for sharing!

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