Thursday, 10 November 2016

The words of the Lord

The words of the Lord are pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times. - Psalm 12.6

Psalm 12 is all about how God preserves His people from enemies and opposition. Right in the middle of this passage about God’s preserving power is a wonderful passage of something He uses to preserve us.

God’s words are pure words like they have been tried in a furnace and purified seven times.

The picture is a clear one. Years ago I was with a friend in Birmingham, Alabama. Too put it simply we were lost in one of the industrial parts of the city. As we drove by massive steel mills we could look over and see molten steel being poured from one vat to another. The steel was being purified by heat.

God’s word has been tested over and over and over again though history. There have been many attempts to destroy it, but still it stands purified by the test of time – and God has kept it pure and it will preserve us as His people no matter what we face.

God’s word will endure forever and as long as God’s word endures His people will also endure. The gates of Hell will not prevail against God’s word or His people. 

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