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Isaiah 48:9-11 The Passion Translation (TPT)

yet, for the sake of my great name and for my glory,
    I held back my anger and was patient with you
    so I did not whittle you down to nothing.
10 See, I have purified you in the furnace of adversity,
    but not like silver—I have refined you in the fire.[a]
11 For my own sake alone I will do it,
    so my name will not be dishonored.[b]
    I will not yield my glory to another.


  1. Isaiah 48:10 The implication is that if God had left them in the fire to melt down all their dross, they would still be there in the fire with nothing left of them. God limits the intensity and the timing of our every trial and uses the furnace of adversity to make us more like Christ. See 1 Cor. 10:13.
  2. Isaiah 48:11 God promises to deliver, refine, and rescue his people so that his own name and identity as the God of gods will not be defamed. Rescue is as sure as God’s identity.
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