Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. (Proverbs 30:5-6)
God’s Word Is Pure
The nature of the word of God has always been the nature of the One who gave it. In the beginning, the light was created on the first day before the sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day. The sun became the expression of what had already been created. Each day the sun rises over the eastern horizon, it spreads its natural light over the world. Light would exist without the sun but the sun is the manifestation of that light. Like the sun, the word of God is the manifestation of the word that existed before the world was created. Every word of God is pure because God is the quintessential expression of holiness, righteousness, and purity. Of necessity, the word of God is what it must be. What flows from the Bible is the same nature of the author who penned the words for all men to see His character.
Over the many centuries of God’s revelation, men wrote down the message of the Divine for all to read and understand the mysteries of the Father. The Lord chose to open His word over time showing through a chronology of historical reference the immutable counsel of His wisdom. Moses penned the first five books establishing the relevance of the word to the needs of all men. Subsequent writings declared the glory of God and the failings of humanity until the Son of God could be revealed in the flesh as the living Word. Through Christ, the world came to know the power of the word and the exemplification of purity. Over the last two thousand years, the confirmed word has declared the wisdom of the Father to send His only begotten Son to die for the sins of all men. The Old Testament introduces the coming Christ and the New Testament reveals His earthly journey and eternal teachings. From the beginning of the Bible until John’s final words in the Revelation, God’s word is pure.
The nature of God’s word being pure is that it is a complete record of everything a man needs to know to see the Father. Critics of scripture seek to find contradictions and stories contrary to one another. Like an anvil of days gone by, the hammers of dissent have broken into pieces over the centuries but the purity of God’s word remains untouched. Nothing will ever challenge the word of God to be in disagreement. Purity suggests an unmixed and undefiled character. The word of God has always been without a mixture of human wisdom. Men have added to and taken away from the word but this has not changed the word – it remains the same. Seeking to change the word makes God a liar. His truth remains. Believing the world is flat does not make the world flat. It only makes the believer mistaken. The purity of God’s word endures through the centuries unmoved, unchanged, and constant.
Considering the powerful nature of the word God, a man must look into the word and trust it with all confidence. It will become a shield to those who trust in the word because it has been given by the Father to guide His people, protect His children and bless the hearts of those who accept His word without reservation. The commandments of God are never burdensome and always designed for the happiness and eternal promise of those who trust in His word. Allowing the Bible to mold and guide the heart will bring contentment, joy, and peace. At the end of life when the dark shadows of death appear, there will be no fear because the word is pure and a shield for those who trust in the word. With the word of God in the heart, a man will find fulfillment. Without the word of God in the heart, a man will find nothing but misery. Let the word of God dwell in your heart. Your life will never be the same.