Proverbs 30: King James Bible
Word of God is Pure – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter thirty, Verses 5-6
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Word of God is Pure
Every Word of God is pure, so leave it alone! What a warning, and a revelation as to how the Father watches over his Word. Is there any among us that thinks it’s a good idea to be found a liar by God Almighty concerning his own words?
Why I do what I do
I’m going to say a few things here that could be considered out of place by the “Devotional ” standards. That’s because the verses above and others like it are close to my heart every time I write up anything that has to do with the Lord or his Word.
In the past, there have been folks that have asked why I include entire verses rather than just giving the abbreviated book, chapter, and verse number (Pr. 30:5-6 for example) in every page and post I do. My answer is the same every time.
Typically it goes along the lines of the following: You don’t know me from a hole in the wall. I could be some lunatic developing all kinds of wickedness, pointing to different verse numbers to back it up, even though those verses don’t have anything to do with the wickedness I was purveying.
I don’t trust anyone to go and look up a book, chapter, and verse, to see if I’m shooting straight, or coming up with some new wacky doctrine. Even if it is easier, more attractive to the eye, or doesn’t get in the way of the reader’s flow like a verse would.
Also, because every word of God is pure, it is a benefit for people to lay their eyes upon the actual verse, so it can do its work. An abbreviated book/chapter/verse doesn’t cut it in that arena.
These devotionals are structured a bit differently than regular posts or pages. Here, I include any verse I’m making reference to in the “Related New Testament Scripture” section below. In a regular post or page, it’s right after the paragraph I’ve written.
I guess I’m pointing this out, to make clear that I write about the Lord, his Word, and what he teaches me through it. All with the intentions of teaching, instructing, reminding, reaffirming, or otherwise edifying, Brothers and Sisters in the Lord through the Spirit of the Lord.
Though I want everyone who isn’t saved that stumbles on to this site to get saved, this site is geared toward Christians. I bring up salvation all the time, and when the very word pops up there’s a program that will link that word to the “Revelation of Salvation” page.
All with the intention of pulling from the fire some curious onlookers that the Holy Ghost is working on. But as we all know, there are a host of different sites out there that are purveying their own doctrine, and use references to the Word of God in part.
Add Not Unto his Words
Who hasn’t heard the challenges out there, contesting the truth of the Word of the Lord? Who hasn’t heard others marginalize the Bible?
Some people we’d expect it from. For example, would anyone expect renown Atheist Richard Dawkins to rightfully discern the Word of Truth?
Of course not. The natural man can’t handle the spiritual things of the Word of God, being a work that is spiritually discerned. We understand this and don’t pay too much attention to Bible trashes.
We are warned all over the place in God’s Word that they will be around right up until the end. This is why we should always be ready and well versed in the scriptures to stand strong in faith against those who would oppose or trash talk the Father.
What’s more dangerous than clear opponents to the Lord? Well, those who are wolves in sheep’s clothing.
These are the folks that will take a verse or even half of a verse, and strip it of its context for the sake of creating their own doctrine. This crosses through every denominational line, and even into some new less heard of denominations.
Personally I believe that an enemy in disguise has the capability to do more damage than an outward opponent. Again, we need to know the Word of the Lord for ourselves. There was a time where nobody had direct access to the Word except for those who taught it.
The ability to shape and mold people’s beliefs over things that the Father never said or sanctions was abused over and over again. The entirety of the dark ages is a great example of people’s blind faith in the godliness of other people being taken advantage of and manipulated to serve the creation rather than the creator.
As I’ve written about several times in the past, there are satanic groups out there formed with one purpose in mind. That is to dampen and weaken the faith of Christians.
Their websites spell it out plain and simple. Back in 2015 I wrote an article about this called “Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing.”
The Word of God Remains Pure
No matter where the attacks come from, the Word of God is pure no matter what is thrown our way. It is our lifeline of instruction from the Father to us, among being many other wonderful things.
As far as fooling around with God’s Word, his warning above is clear. Place your trust in the pure Word of the Lord, and as the verse above says, the Lord is a shield to those who do so.
Don’t place your trust in what anyone else says, your truly included, with a blind faith that anyone is right. Pray about things that you read as far as commentary is concerned. Weigh what’s being said against the Word of the Lord.
No matter how good things may sound, it doesn’t mean it’s from the Father. Search through the scriptures to find out whether or not something is so.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 15: King James Bible
8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
John 5: King James Bible
39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
John 7: King James Bible
15 And the Jews marveled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? 16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
Acts 17: King James Bible
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.
Romans 16: King James Bible
17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Ephesians 4: King James Bible
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
1 Timothy 4: King James Bible
4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
2 Timothy 4: King James Bible
4 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2 Peter 3: King James Bible
3 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance: 2 That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Savior: 3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Thank you for your Word and all of the blessings that you have placed into it. These blessings are as a treasure to our hearts, and are pure in our eyes. Help us to abstain from perverting your Word in any way, and if any of us have believed a lie correct us according to the truth. Teach us all your Word, and write it upon the tablet of our hearts, more boldly and clearly than ever before Father. Give us the eyes to see perversions of your pure Word, and ears to discern when we hear a false doctrine. All these things we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Knowing that the Word of God is pure, shouldn’t we become more purified when we adhere to his Word?