Refining . . .

“Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will *melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?”
Jeremiah 9:7

*Melt -H6884
צרף
tsâraph
tsaw-raf’
A primitive root; to fuse (metal), that is, refine (literally or figuratively): – cast, (re-) fine (-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.
Quoted From Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.

Read the whole chapter. The people of God were in rebellion. Here are two more verses of great hope for those of that time that we can take comfort in even today.

“Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.”
Jeremiah 9:23-24