The words of the LORD are pure words...
Day 91 – Psalm 12
“The words of the LORD are pure words…” Psalm 12:6a
AN EVALUATION OF THE PROMISES OF GOD
How well do we appreciate the promises of God? The following text reflects David’s appreciation of the word of God given to him in response to his prayer.
“The words of the LORD are pure words,
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth,
Purified seven times.”
1. An appraisal of man’s words and God’s words
a) Man’s words (in the context of Psalm 12)
i) Idle words Psalm 12:2a
ii) Flattering words Psalm 12:2b
iii) Proud words Psalm 12:3-4
b) God’s words (in the context of Psalm 12 and beyond)
i) Words of promise concerning justice to the oppressed poor (Psalm 12:5).
ii) Words of hope for safety for those in need (Psalm 12:5).
2. An appreciation of God’s word
a) Process of silver being purified in ancient days:-
i) The purification process involves a fiery furnace.
ii) The silver is put through a purifying process seven times over.
iii) The silver is considered fully pure only when the silversmith can see his face
reflected in the silver.
b) Product of purified silver
i) God’s word is well compared.
ii) His word is indeed absolutely pure!
This understanding of God’s word must bring a great uplift to the heart!