Once upon a time in Dublin, a group of women were gathered to study the bible. Some of them was hard to understand the bible verse : "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the LORD." (Malachi 3:3)
And after they discussed these verses, they decided to visit a silversmith and asked him to show them how he refines silver. The silversmith was ready to did it, as one asked him, "Would you sit there during these refinerings process ?"
"Oh, yes, of course... ," he continued, "I should sit there and keep my eye upon the silver's surface, because if the time of process is a litle passed, the silver will be ruined.
At that time, they understood about the verse. And as they prepared to leave him, he called them and say, "One more thing will I say to you, I would know my job is successful, only if I can see my face through its surface."
Friends, isn't it, that God doing through us ? He tests us, He consecrates us. He allows us to walk through temptations, for He will that we shine like silver and reflect God from our life !
So, Christian life is not isolated from temptation ! You cannot eject this word from your life, because God want that we can be in His present without any spot. No other ways to refine silver as to burn it. Like a silversmith, God watch every refinery process and He would not test us before our time, and He would not test us over our limit. He test us, until we have our brightnes and purity. If we follow His plan to refine us, so everything will be beautiful in its time.