SUNDAY, MARCH 25
Scripture: Isaiah 1:21-28
In Isaiah 1:21-28, we find that Jerusalem was entering judgment, which reminds us of other countries today who started out with God and departed from Him and are traversing the same path wayward Israel walked. There is a bought-and-paid-for fire that brings refinement. Fire burns away the dross. Reconfiguration is the fruit of removing the dross. The fire of refinement refers to the process of refining metal. Separation of the mixture is the goal and the dross is poured off. Isaiah prophesied to Israel that God would bring such a fire and that He would restore all of their judges. It probably meant remove and replace the judges, but restoration was promised. The fire of refinement always brings a reconfiguration. That is something we can ask for if we can stand in it!