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)
The Word Of God Is Pure
In metallurgy, metal is refined to its purest form purifying the metal of all impurities. 24-karat gold is the purest gold, but it is only 99.9% pure. Its value is increased from 9-karats to the highest of 24-karat. The word used by the wise man about the word of God is that it has been purified like a refiner’s fire. Every word of God is pure without any contaminants. It is not 99.9% pure – it has nothing added to it, giving it a purity rate of 100% without a mixture of error and dross. Whatever trials it may be exposed to, it is always like gold: it bears the fire and comes out with the same luster, the same purity, and the same weight. The difference is that every word of God is pure, and nothing is added that will contaminate.
The problem has always been the meddling of human wisdom mixed with the word that has created a tainted gospel. It is not uncommon for men to take the word of God and incorporate it in their own doctrines, and while retaining a luster of gold, it is not the pure word. To the untrained eye, there may be a slight difference between 14-karat gold and 24-karat gold. It will require investigation to determine the mixture of metals in the gold, but a trained eye will notice the subtle differences and, upon examination, declare the gold impure. Every word of God is pure when it is received as it is, the word of God. The warning of the Lord has always been not to add to the divine will. If a man presents a piece of gold and tells the buyer it is 24-karat when it is of less value, the man will be found a liar. Preaching a gospel that is not the pure word of God makes the man a liar.
Gold can be found in different qualities and value, but the word of the Lord is of one quality and one value. It is the purest of all things on earth. Another mistake human wisdom will make to God’s pure word is to reject one part of teaching. The wise man said every word of God is pure. When a man refuses to accept one piece of scripture because he does not like it, he rejects the whole word of God. A man will say that he believes in Jesus Christ and believes Him to be the Son of God but refuses to follow all the teachings of Christ. Religion becomes a choice of what pleases men rather than what the word of God demands. Satan is careful to allow a man to believe in God and taint the picture of God’s word with a mixture of human wisdom. There are 2 billion followers of Christ in the world, but the large majority of that number will not accept the whole word of God. Either a man must take every word of God as pure or reject the entire message of God as error. Every word of God is pure without exception, or it is not the word of God.
There is a figure by which everyone must be a spiritual metallurgist. In other words, when the Bible is presented in its golden form, the true disciple of Jesus Christ will examine the quality of the word to make sure it is 100% pure the word of God. The best gold can be refined to its highest value of 99.9%, but God’s word is 100%. This requires investigation, comparison, and examination to know if what is being taught is the word of God. Too many souls have accepted the golden message of God tainted with the impure metals of human wisdom and carnal doctrines. Like gold, mixing in other metals decreases the worth of the word of God. The true value of God’s word is when a man accepts every word as pure – with no exceptions.