Thursday, February 03, 2011

Pure Words

 6The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
 7Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
 8The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted. 

Pure Words

The Psalmist uses an interesting thought process in these verses, with verse 7 of Psalm 12 being a transition from the pure words of God to the vile men who are exalted. In a day when a man's word is no longer worth much, what a comfort to know that God's words are pure words. We do not need to doubt any claims He makes, for God cannot lie.

Interestingly, verse 7 could be taken two ways.

Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Included with the thoughts of Psalm 12, verse 6, we could say that God will preserve His Words; though man may try to remove the Bible from all aspects of life, God will keep His Word alive and relevant. It is impossible to destroy the Word of God.

Taken with Psalm 12, verse 8, we could say that the Lord preserves His children from the wicked who walk on every side, at a time when those who are most vile are exalted. Does this not sound like our present day? 

Life does not hold many guarantees; not only do we see the evil works of man prevail, we also see life changing events that can occur in a moment. What a hopeless situation that presents. Yet, as Christians we know that life is not just a pattern of chance events, any of which could destroy all of our hopes and dreams.

The words of God are pure words. We can confidently rest in the assurance that His Word and its truths will never fail, and nothing that man can do can circumvent God's plans for his people. What seems unpredictable to us is perfectly in the plans of God for this world.

Equally sure are the promises of eternal life spent with God when the only words spoken will be pure words.

What an amazing God we have.

God Bless You,
Linda

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