Cleansed By Fire

To bream a ship meant to cleanse off all the seaweed, shells, stones, etc., by the process of burning. It was cleansed by fire. Every fiery trial is for the purging of the soul. There are little things that lodge in our hearts. They grow and multiply till they become weights and hinder our progress in the Christian life. When the fire of the Holy Ghost comes upon us, or fills us, those habits or lusts, which are but excrescences on the new life, are soon burnt off.

"Come as the fire and purge our hearts
Like sacrificial flame;
Let our whole soul an offering be
To our Redeemer's name."

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