The Temple, the altar, the candlesticks – the instruments of worship in the Old Testament were overlaid with pure gold. It was a command – It had to be pure. That was the glorious "word picture" of what was to come in Jesus. Jesus was never polluted, not even 0.1%. We were born polluted but, in Christ, we are made acceptable to God ... 100% pure.
Let us strive to put away any defilement of sin (physical and mental, as well as spiritual) – even if it is as small as 0.1%! When we walk in the Spirit, we CANNOT SIN ... ah, PURE GOLD! Endure the fire…it’s producing pure gold!