Every word

Proverbs 30:5-6 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”
Amazing, life-changing, realities are found in these few words! Thank God that we have an every word Bible. Familiarity breeds contempt: thus many of God’s children are prone to pass over, with little consideration, the genealogies, the long list of God’s servants of old, the intricate details of seemingly non-relevant commandments, judgements and statutes of the Old Testament, the details of Israel’s fighting’s with Gentile Kings and nations. Yet EVERY word of God is pure! ALL scripture is given by divine inspiration and is profitable to the diligent student. Every word is like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. What other book be found upon earth that so readily exposes and denounces every impurity of man’s sin? There is no other “sacred” writing like your precious Bible! Therefore, may we be careful to give diligent heed to its every pure word. It contains not one vain word, useless word, or filler word; God has carefully and purposefully placed every word in its proper place and not one will return void. Let us be careful of imbalanced favoritism. One disciple may like prophecy best; another the tales of Israel’s exploits and history; another the miracles of Jesus; another the churches body of doctrine. All such favoritism leads to an imbalanced and unfruitful life in Christ. While the prophecy lover looks to future he is inclined to neglect present duty. While the historian looks to the past he too is inclined to neglect present duty. While one wonders at the miracles of Jesus he may be inclined toward an experiential, feeling based way of living that is imbalanced. The strict lover of doctrine may become critical and harsh toward others that do not espouse his position and strong beliefs. Let us not approach God’s word as anything but a complete volume, equally pure, and to be equally loved, studied, and understood. In approaching God’s word thusly we will grow to be implicitly confident in its author – God, our Father. Then will we find Him to be a shield for every circumstance of life. His word, being perfectly pure, perfectly sufficient. Let us therefore not add unto it.
James 1:21 “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”
1 Thessalonians 2:13 “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”
Acts 17:11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.”

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