6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6
What is our posture to the Word of God? I am not overly concerned here with a right theology of Scripture. Understand, that a correct theology of Scripture is vitally important and any conversation of Scripture should be bathed in the understanding that Scripture is inerrant, infallible and authoritative. For the sake of this brief thought I am working under the assumption that all of those things are true about God’s Word. What I am more concerned with, based off of Psalm 12:6 is what is our personal posture toward Scripture? How do view God’s Word when we read it? What is our level of enjoyment when we hear God speaking to us? How does it transform and move us? Is there a sense of reverence and awe, understanding that the God of the universe has chosen to grace us with His very Word? My worry stems from a belief that we are too often casual with the Word of God. It’s a book, an important book mind you, but not a living and active mouthpiece of the Almighty God. When is the last time God’s Word made you tremble? When is the last time that the reading of God’s Word made you feel as though you were in God’s very presence? When’s the last time you felt as if you couldn’t wait to hear from God again through His sacred Word? When’s the last time you felt an overwhelming sense of humility and grace as you came to sit UNDER the authoritative Word? See, the Psalmist here based their whole understanding of who God is, His promises and His deliverance on what God SAID! God’s Word was right and good, completely pure, unstained. EVERYTHING that God could be counted on with complete assurance. What God said was to be revered and honored…it was PRICELESS. This is what the Psalmist is telling us in the midst of the plea for deliverance. God has said He will deliver, therefore I will believe that He will deliver. Why? Because God’s Word is pure and priceless! When we can mover closer to the Psalmist’s posture and rightly view God’s Word as His actual Word then we will begin to rightly feel the awe, the tremble, the grace and the assurance that comes from knowing that God’s Word stands forever and ever, Amen!
PRAYER OF THE DAY: God, thank you for Your Word. Help us to see it as Your very Word to us, pure and priceless. Help us to know it and to believe it.