May 14, 2009

Tried and Tested...And True

Some reflections from my journal, same day a year apart:

6The words of the LORD are pure words;
As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.
Psalm 12:6 (NASB)

5Every word of God is tested;
He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.
Proverbs 30:5 (NASB)

We can put God's Word to the test: read it, study it, chew on it, beat on it, apply it, and rely on it. It holds up because it is the Word of God, true to Him and therefore truth to us. It holds up, it guides us, it never lets us down if we accept it as truth.

32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
John 8:32 (NASB)

The truth is freeing because there is nothing else to turn to, nor anything else that can turn us from it if we are true to Him.

5And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new " And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true."
Revelation 21:5 (NASB)

His Words are freeing because He told us they are true and we have the faith and trust in Jesus to believe what He said, faith and trust in God to believe the Bible is His Word sent down to us.

There are not many things in this world that I can feel confident are tried and tested...and true. The Word of God is one of them, but that is because it is not of this world.

It was written by the Finger of God through the agency of His chosen instrument, people like us but inspired by Him.

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