March 28, 2018
The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6
LET IT GLOW
Have you seen pure silver? My silver items are not pure silver, for they tarnish. I vaguely recall seeing silver items on display in a museum. Did they ever shine brightly. Gorgeous. God's Words are like that. Its truth glows like pure silver.
People's words do hurt, but the Lord's words heal. His perfect words present a most radical contrast with the profane words of arrogant sinners. The purity of God's person assures the purity of His promises. (McArthur)
Look at our key verse. God's words are like silver that is passed through fire 7 times. The dross is consumed, leaving only the bright, precious metal remains. Similarly, God's words are free from all error and unfaithfulness. In other words, Scriptures are as pure and flawless as refined silver. God only speaks truth. His words do not change.
God's Word has passed through the furnace of persecution, scientific reasoning, and literary criticism; but they have not lost one ounce of their purity. (Falwell)
The Holy Scriptures can purify our heart, cleansing our soul of sin. Then we will be pure as silver. Jesus is The Word. Will we ask Him to purify our heart today? His blood was shed on the cross in order to accomplish it.
LET IT GROW
On the other side are the words of the ungodly:
- words are flattering with a double heart; says one thing yet believes another,
- their tongues persuade and deceive;
- no one can control his flattering lips, except himself;
- he thinks he will not stand in judgment for his lying words.
God will rescue the oppressed according to verse 5. We will be placed in safety from those liars.
Romans 8:28 says ...all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
LET IT GO
Be aware of the deceiver and liar.
Trust God's Word as Truth.
Live a godly life in a godless world.
Purify my heart, Sweet Jesus.