verse 3) The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Ps.26:2 – Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
prov.27:1 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.
it takes intense heat to purity gold and silver. Similarly, it often takes the heat of trials for the Christian to be purified. Through trails, God show us what is in s and clears out anything that gets in the way of complete trust in him. Peter says, “These have come so that your faith — of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire May be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed’ (1Pet.1:7) So when tough times come your way, realize that God wants to use them to refine your faith and purify your heart.
verse 4) A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
verse 6) Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
verse 9) He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. ( NIV ) Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
NIV..he crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.