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Psalm 12:6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined from ore and purified seven times in the fire.
The process of refining silver from ore is called smelting. Smelting is done at such a high heat (+/- 2000 degrees for silver) that the substance of the ore is changed. Impurities are driven off, and the resulting product is the purest form of the substance.
When we allow it—when we persist in taking it into ourselves—the pure word of God can be the fire that burns away our impurities and refines us to our purest selves.
MOVING FORWARD: Using a concordance, find the other places in the Bible where God talks about refining ore and purifying with fire.