Who is responsible for the demand to “take away” (1898) the “dross” (5509)? If you are going to walk with Jesus, this is a two barreled job. It demands action by both God and man.
We cannot save ourselves. Only the blood of Jesus is enough to pay for our sin. That is a universal truth that all Christians embrace. We are saved by grace, through faith. We are sanctified by the Holy Spirit. The dross is dealt with by God. In the words of Martin Luther,
“When thro' fi'ry trials they pathway shall lie,In addition to that, we are expected to remove from our lives anything that might hold us back. We cannot continue to indulge ourselves in sin believing that God will look the other way. He has done the heavy lifting, now we are expected to dust and tune.
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy supply.
The flames shall not hurt thee; I only design
Thy dross to consume and thy gold to refine.”
So? Get serious. Daily. Hourly. Moment by moment. Honor Him by obedience. Walk in righteousness because He makes it possible.