From Grant to You – God’s Word is Flawless

Dear Friend,

Ps 12:6,7 says “The words of the Lord are words that are pure, silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times.” Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the Lord is perfect”. Proverbs 30:5 tell us, “Every word of God is flawless.” Psalm 119:160 says, “All your words are true.” Jesus says in Matthew 5:18, “I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” God’s word is pure, perfect, flawless, true and unchanging because it has come from God Himself (2 Tim 3:16, 2 Pet 1:21). Of course, the Bible uses hyperbole, poetry, wisdom sayings, apocalyptic, and they must be recognised as such and interpreted within that framework as Mike’s article tells us.

Further, there is no hint that the flawlessness or truthfulness of God’s word is limited to certain matters, such as matters of faith and practice or of the main points of each message or anything like that. Every word of the Bible as it was written in the original languages is perfect. The Bible is the word of the sovereign Lord of all the universe. If Jesus was committed to live by the scriptures to the point of death (Matt 26:53,54), if the Scriptures are God-breathed (2 Tim 3:16), if they are the sword of the Spirit that pierces between bone and marrow to expose the sin in our hearts and so transform us (Heb 4:12), if we are born again through the living and abiding word of God (1 Pet 1:23): What should our response be?

Psalm 119:97: “Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.” Psalm 119:72: “The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.” Thousands of pieces of silver and gold is really very desirable, isn’t it? And Psalm 19:10 says, “The instruction or ordinances or decrees of the Lord is to be desired more than much fine gold and is sweeter than the drippings of honeycomb.”

God speaks to us through His word the Bible and we must love it and desire it because it’s through the Bible that we know Jesus, it’s through the Bible that the Holy Spirit pierces our soul and helps us see our sin, and encourages and comforts us when we need that. We should desire it more than much fine gold and more than the sweetest thing we can think of. May the Lord give us that desire so that we will be like the first disciples who devoted themselves to the reading and teaching of Scripture! (Acts 2:42)

Labouring together,
Grant Dibden

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