Everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean.
The Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. § He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering in righteousness. § Each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.
I will turn My hand against you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy. § I will refine them and try them.
You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined … We went through fire and through water; but You brought us out to rich fulfillment.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
Num. 31:23; Deut. 13:3; Mal. 3:3; 1 Cor. 3:13; Isa. 1:25; Jer. 9:7; Ps. 66:10, 12; Isa. 43:2
We, having died to sins, might live for righteousness.
Put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and … put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
You died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. § As Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life … Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin … Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts … But present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
1 Peter 2:24; Eph. 4:22–24; Col. 3:3; Rom. 6:4, 6–7, 11–13