A Refining Fire
The Lord is described in many ways throughout the Scriptures. He is loving, faithful, holy, all-powerful, redeemer, and so much more. In the book of Malachi, however, the prophet describes the Lord using the unique imagery of a refiner's fire. It is a frighteningly glorious analogy that tells us much about the character of God and the work he intends to do in his people and in this world.