Purity is a beautiful thing, but have you ever stopped to really think about what makes purity so awesome? Chocolate. Mmmm pure decadent goodness…way better than that chocolate flavored syrup mess you can find on store shelves. Oh, how about pure maple syrup, or pure honey? Pure sugar straight from the cane? Since we’re on it, why not pure gold? Pure this, pure that. We know pure is a good thing, but what is at the root of its goodness? Keep thinking about that as we take a look at our key text coming out of Proverbs 30:5 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
5 Every word of God is pure; he is a shield unto those who put their trust in him.
Could it be that the value in every word of God being true is consistency? I dare say it is. For, what good is an inconsistent shield? None. The same applies to everything else in life. As soon as you dilute something with an impurity — something inconsistent with the rest of the matter — it immediately depreciates in power and effectiveness. You know when someone has given you a flavored syrup instead of pure fudge, maple, or honey. You also know when a friend, family member, or significant other is dishing up artificially flavored love. Aren’t you glad that our Heavenly Father is a God of purity — a God of consistency? When you can’t depend on anyone else in this world, you know that you can stand on God’s Word. Put your trust in God’s pure Word, and He will be your shield against those riddled with toxic impurities.
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