Isaiah 48:10 (NIV) See, I have “refined” you, though not as silver; I have “tested” you in the furnace of affliction. We are God’s witnesses on this earth. God’s standard is perfection which was demonstrated by Jesus Christ. Therefore, God moves in our life to remove the impurities that hinder our ministry to HIM. We are saved by God’s Grace. We are totally forgiven and accepted by God just the way we are. Just as the old hymn says, “Just as I am, O Lamb of God I come.” So true but God loves us so much that HE will not leave us in our state of impurity. God will refine us to be pure silver and gold.