What Does, “Salted With Fire,” Mean?
“Everyone will be salted with Fire,”Mark 9:49
Could Fiery Trials and Burning Coals Be Good Metaphors?
For you will heap burning coals on his head, And YHVH will reward you. Proverbs 25:22
On the contrary, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head. Romans 12:20
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial/testing that has come upon you, as though something strange were happening to you. 1 Peter 4:12
…”know that the testing of your faith develops endurance/perseverance.“ James 1:3
Trials, Testing and Temptations are Common to All of Us
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.… 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Fire describes something that literally purifies. It is able to change a combustible item into a different form that completely vanishes when the smoke clears. Fire is used as a metaphor for the very thing that is able to change people into a different form. Revealing, refining, convicting, purifying and strengthening our faithfulness, making us whole/complete, James 1:4
For You have Tried us, O God; You have Refined us as silver is refined. Psalm 66:10
You have Tried my heart; You have visited me by night; You have Tested me and You find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. Psalm 17:3
Examine me, O YHVH, and Try me; Test my mind and my heart. Psalm 26:2
For our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29
How can we patiently and joyfully endure being salted, (purified) with Fire (Testing) if we don’t understand it’s good? Only those who trust The Refiner can smile hopefully through the Firey trials of this life, knowing His glorious work will be revealed on Judgement Day, Malachi 3:2; Romans 8:19.