A King on a Throne

A King on a Throne I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seen thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. —Job 42:5-6 Yet so subtle is self that scarcely anyone is conscious of its presence. Because man is born a rebel, he is…

Purified by Fire

Purified by Fire And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this I am touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. —Isaiah 6:7 We like Isaiah’s vision and awareness. But we do not like to think of the live coal out of the fire being placed on…

The File and the Furnace

The File and the Furnace But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. —Job 23:10 The file is more painful still, for its business is to bite into the soft metal, scraping and eating away the edges till it has shaped the metal to…