Friday, January 12, 2007

Devotions 12-01-07

Psalm 12:6-7a
The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times. You, O Lord will keep them;...

Just a short statement but important to remember. God's words are pure words. Words that speak truth and have no hidden meanings. They are straight forward and tell how men have acted over the years. Some are good actions and some are very bad even by people who claimed to be righteous but were not. God's word has been tested over the years and God has kept them from being destroyed or distorted by the wickedness of men.

History gives the account of many men and rulers that have tried to destroy the bible but none have succeeded because they were fighting God. Russia under communism tried to keep the bible out of their country but they did not succeed. China has tried to do the same but they have failed as well. There is a list of countries and rulers who have tried to do the same but all have failed.

The statement "You O Lord will keep them;" is very clear who the protector of the scriptures is. I am moved by this to cherish and treasure the scriptures even more. I want them to be the guiding force of my life.

Thank You Lord for Your giving us the scriptures and for protecting them and the Holy Spirit to teach us them. Not only is the Holy Spirit our teacher but He brings them to our mind if we have studied them when we need them.


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