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Completely Credible

January 12, 2010 2 comments

The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. -Psalm 12:6 (NKJV)

When was the last time you had one of “those” conversations. You know- the kind where you walk away and something in your gut doesn’t sit well. Perhaps a vow was made, or maybe there was a smattering of flattery. On the surface everything seemed and sounded fine, but there’s that check in your gut that just won’t go away.

A day or two goes by, and you come to discover that the vow was void and the flattery was fake. The words of the person you trusted were worthless because truth was mixed with lies. You don’t know what to believe, and you’re left to wonder if there’s anyone left whose word you can trust.

Listen, you’ll never have to question or doubt God’s words. They’re pure and untainted by the falsehood and insincerity that winds its way through the human heart. When God says something, it’s absolutely true all the time-with no exceptions whatsoever. Not only is it exactly true, it’s also reliable and credible. With God, what He says is what we get.

Notice that the Psalmist compares God’s words to silver that’s been through the refining fire seven times. In the Bible, the number seven conveys the idea of perfection and completion. In this case, it acts as a sort of exclamation point. It’s saying that God’s words are perfectly pure and completely trustworthy! How reassuring to know we’ll never need to second-guess God’s words to us, which are really the most important words we’ll ever receive in this life. Man will let us down and lie to us, but God never will.

What does this passage reveal to me about God?

What does this passage reveal to me about myself?

Based on this, what changes do I need to make?

What is my prayer for today?

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