” THE REFINING POT IS FOR SILVER
AND THE FURNACE FOR GOLD,
AND A MAN IS VALUED BY WHAT OTHERS SAY OF HIM.”– PROVERBS 27 : 21
If someone comes to you and asks the most familiar question ‘WHO ARE YOU?’, I’m sure you would have an answer definitely. You might start with your name, family background, educational qualifications and go on to explain yourself until you find the person to be satisfied. Most often we tend to assume that only those things adds value to our life which we have personally achieved in terms of status, wealth or fame. Here, King Solomon turns our attention to understand as to what really defines a man’s value.
1. WHAT DOES YOUR SPEECH CONVEY?
Its been beautifully quoted in Proverbs 27 : 21 that before its shiny transformation every piece of silver has to go through the heat of the refining pot. In our lives, we need to bear in mind that our every word is not just being heard by the people surrounding us but instead they test to see if we are true to whatever we say.
3. WHAT DOES YOUR APPEARANCE PORTRAY?
Just like how gold appears so stunning after going through the blazing furnace, we need to pay a little bit more of our attention to what people perceive by looking at us, because its their review which increases our value. Hence, the third most defining factor is our appearance. Its really eye-catching and makes the viewer get a more detailed description about us in their minds by just looking at the way we dress and by the way we carry our-selves in different places.
2. WHAT DOES YOUR ACTIONS TELL?
As goes a well-known saying “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS”, it’s very important to always check whether our actions really align with our words. People including our close ones are bound to observe and judge our every action. So, its always better to do the right things that you advise others to do.
4. WHAT DOES YOUR LIFE REFLECT?
Above everything, what really adds value is what we reflect or if said more accurately, whom do we reflect through our life. Being God’s prime creation, it should always be our priority to display His matchless beauty and greatness through our lives. The people surrounding us should be able to witness the goodness in us and glorify our Father in Heaven. Therefore, let’s make a decision to refine ourselves into wonderful vessels for Him because HE alone can craft you into what you desire to be in life!..
“WHEN YOUR ACTIONS START TO PROVE WHAT YOUR WORDS SAY,
THEN YOUR LIFE WILL START TO REFLECT HIS PERFECT WAY!”..