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 thoughts on “Thy Dross to Consume, Thy Gold to Refine”
Wow. Beautiful painting!!
Thank you, Stephanie.
What a powerful portrayal of that wonderful hymn! And I love your website title “Subject to Change”. Amen!
Thank you, Annie. Blessings on your day.
amen…powerful words, thanks for sharing!
You are very welcome, Mr. Potatoes.