Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Weekly Devotion: Every Word of God

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.” Proverbs 30:5, 6

Words are the vehicle of thoughts, and since “…out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matthew 12:34), God’s words express his thoughts / heart. If we are going to be used of God is these last days, we need to develop the same reverence for “every word of God”, that Samuel had.

“And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. 1 Samuel 3:19

When many of Jesus’ followers were leaving him, he asked the disciples if they too would leave him. It was then that Peter considered the alternative and then responded, “…Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68). These “words of eternal life” not only produce eternal life in those that believe them, but the very “words” of Jesus are alive, and will be forever. Matthew 24:35 says, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.”  Since someone’s reputation is based on their word; God’s words have to have a place of preeminence that eliminates any reproach from their originator. Such divine inspiration would be of no lasting value though, if they were just given to one man at one time in history, so God enlisted Holy men of old to speak (2 Peter 1:21), write, and “preserve” his “words”.

The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. Psalm 12:6, 7

I believe that God did “preserve” his very “words” and that I personally have a copy of them in my language that I can read and carry with me. As scribes wrote down these “words” and copied them, and compiled them, they became known as the “holy scriptures” and were taught to children. 2 Timothy 3:15 says, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Have you been made “wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus”? Do you believe that God’s words are “able” to save you? If you lack faith, it is because you need to hear more Bible because “…faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). If you are not saved, why not “wise” up and obey his “words” right now? Consider the following analogy,

·         Jesus Christ (living word), was born of the espoused virgin (Mary) by the Holy Ghost, and is completely perfect, infinitely reliable, and totally infallible.
  • The Bible (written word), was begotten and preserved of Christ’s espoused virgin (church) by the Holy Ghost, and is completely perfect, infinitely reliable, and totally infallible.

Friend, although God’s words are readily available they are becoming rare / “precious” and nearly extinct; just like in Samuel’s day, “And the word of the LORD was precious in those days…” (1 Sam. 3:1). If you truly “love” Jesus, begin keeping his “words” by inviting him to make his abode in you.

“Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 14:23

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