The Power of God’s Words – Psalm 12

How important is God’s word?  I like simple answers best. From Genesis 1 we read he spoke, and it came to be. His words have the power to create fireballs in the sky and cause microorganisms to swim. Minerals and elements, which he spoke into existence, come alive. In the book of John we learn of the sacrifice of the Son of God, and it’s mind-boggling. God became flesh. Utterly amazing.

Therefore, I think it’s very important to listen to what he says. Don’t you think so?

“And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times (Psalm 12:6 NIV).

My preferred Bible version, the older New International Version, is no longer available to me online, so I’m in the process of choosing a new one. This is one reason I’ve lagged behind in posting my little Bible studies. (The other reason is that we’re parenting a teenager.)

The nugget of truth here is that “the words of the Lord are flawless.” Five other versions I checked out translate flawless as pure. My understanding may have flaws, but his words are pure. And he who speaks planets into orbit can help me comprehend what he’s saying to me. Praise the Lord.

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

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