Tag Archives: God’s Word

Trust His Pure Words

The words of the LORD are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
Psalm 12:6 NASB

While men may deceive and betray and lie and flatter for their own advantage, the words of the Lord are always perfectly pure, true and holy. His words can always be trusted.

God is trustworthy, faithful, and honest. He is not deceptive or treacherous. He comes to the aid of the suffering and the needy.

Think about yourself for a moment, are you one of these who is deceitful? Are you treacherous? Do you deceive to give yourself the advantage? If we’re honest, all of us would admit that sometimes we do.

It’s easy to call on God when we feel we have been the victim of deception or treachery, but it’s just as easy – if not more so – to deceive for our own benefit.

Trust the faithfulness of God, of His word. Never deceive to gain an advantage or make yourself look good. Let your own words be as pure, as refined as those of God.

We often feel the pressure to make ourselves look good, to play for our own advantage without trusting God to take care of us. You may feel, like the deceivers in this psalm, that you are the only authority over yourself. Therefore you can say what you want, but this is never true.

Each of us needs the humility to know that God is in authority over us, that we are not free to say whatever we want for our own advantage, but that we will be held accountable by Him for what we say. We need to trust that He is faithful to take care of us so it is never necessary to sin in order to gain some advantage.

Be people of honest integrity, never deceptive.

It is fear that motivates this type of deception and treachery. Love drives out fear. God has not given us a spirit of timidity (fear), but of power, love, and discipline. When we live by that Spirit, He takes care of us.

If we really absorbed this truth, we would never fear enough to lie. We would never fear the treachery of man. We would always trust in God’s faithful honesty, and we would always be faithfully honest.

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The Light of the Word

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.
Psalm 119:105

The word of God provides guidance and wisdom in a dark, fallen world.

God’s word is righteous – it teaches righteousness. His word promises revival, renewal when we suffer, and He is faithful to keep that promise. He will teach His law, His word, to those who genuinely seek its wisdom. His word is a source of joy, and it has the power to shape who we are.

The psalmist has committed himself forever to God’s word. He sees it as his heritage, his inheritance, the source of his identity. It is a source of joy for him. He clings to it even when his life is in danger, even when he suffers.

I love God’s word, but I’m not sure that my love for it has such depth. If it did, I’d be more obedient. My heart would be more inclined to the things of God. I would be more like Christ and less like the broken sinner I was without Him.

Perhaps you could say the same.

Cling to God’s word as the psalmist does. Let it – let God – define our identity, shape us. Find our joy in it. Cling to it even in suffering and trial.

We too often trust in our own wisdom. When times are difficult, we don’t even look to God’s word. We look to our own wisdom or we give in to fear. We have no direction morally or spiritually. But the truth is that we need God’s guidance because the world is dark and evil. We need His word to show us where the path of righteousness is. We can’t see it on our own.

We need to rely on God’s word, to cling to it in good times and trials, to find our joy and our identity in it. Teach it to our children. Commit ourselves to obey it. Praise Him, seek Him, and wait for Him to teach us His ways.

If we love God’s word as deeply as the psalmist, we will be more obedient. Our hearts will be more inclined to the things of God. We will be more like Christ and less like the broken sinners we were without Him.

By His grace, all of this is possible.

Cling to His Word

Your statutes are my songs In the house of my pilgrimage.
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:54‬ ‭NASB‬‬

God’s Law is a great source of delight and deep joy in this transitory life.

God Himself is the source of hope. His word renews us, gives us life and strength. His word is worth holding on to through trials. His word brings comfort. His word brings delight. In this life, trust in God – obedience to His word – is the one thing we possess that has true value.

Hope, comfort, joy, delight are available to us in the word of God, in obedience to Him, because His word is His revelation of Himself. We must cling to it in suffering and happiness. We must remember Him and His word no matter our circumstance. He will sustain us.

Remember Him. Cling to His word in through good and bad. He will sustain us.

This life is transitory, temporary, and we too often cling to transitory, temporary things rather than the eternal God and His eternal word. We find delight in things that are not worth finding delight in. We look for delight, comfort, hope, renewal, strength in things that just can’t offer it. Instead, we should cling to God, obey and delight in His word.

We need the hope, comfort, renewal, strength, delight, sustenance, stability that only come from God. We need His grace to change our hearts so that we trust in Him, obey His word, find our delight in Him.

If we allow this truth to bloom and live in us, we won’t be so attached to things. We will have more faith, true faith. We will lead our families and ministries, live our lives from a foundation of true, eternal wisdom rather than the transitory wisdom of the world.