Proverbs 25:4-7 – REFINEMENT
When something is refined, it is made pure or better.
We see some refining in these verses, and in each case something is removed.
REFINING OF SILVER – Vs. 4 – REMOVE THE DROSS
Dross is the waste material that makes silver impure.
The silver is melted, and the dross is skimmed off.
God will often refine our lives with correction and trials, so that we our lives will be pure. Psalm 66:10, Proverbs 3:11-12, James 1:2-4, 12
REFINING OF A SOVEREIGN – Vs. 5 – REMOVE THE WICKED
Remove wicked men from a king, and righteousness shall prevail.
If we want to live a “royal life” for Christ, we must remove the wicked influences from our lives. Psalm 1:1
REFINING OF A SERVANT – Vs. 7 – REMOVE THE PRIDE
We are not to promote ourselves. We are to act as humble servants of Christ. Let others exalt us. Let’s not exalt ourselves. Luke 22:24-27