By Elizabeth Prata
Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. (Proverbs 30:5)
I look around my apartment, nothing is flawless. The house has settled and the kitchen cabinets are a little crooked. The dining table has a crack. Even my new book has a typo. The kitty bed has uneven seams. Nothing in this life is flawless. Flawless means perfect. Is there anything here perfect? No.
But Christ is perfect.
In Hebrew the word for flawless in this verse is actually ‘tested‘. It refers to a smelter and his purification process of smelting out the dross and what remains is perfectly pure silver or gold.
Do you think of God’s word as uncontaminated? Pure, tested, refined, and perfected into glowing gold or sparkling silver?
Here is how Gill’s Exposition describes the Proverbs verse:
The whole of Scripture is pure, free from all falsehood and error; coming from the God of truth, who cannot lie, and therefore called “the Scriptures of truth”: every promise is pure as well as precious, made without dissimulation,
and all yea and amen in Christ;
every doctrine is pure,
free from the mixtures and inventions of men;
the sincere milk of the word;
consistent and all of a piece,
not yea and nay;
and tending to promote purity of heart and life;
Do you lean on the Word of God and trust His flawless promises? Do you believe He will keep you and never forsake you? Never let anyone snatch you out of His hand? Provide for you in even greater measure than He clothes the lilies of the field and the birds of the sky? That even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, that He is with you? That everything is for the good of those who are called to His name?
Every promise is purified, tested gold. He is for you. He is our shield! Every word of His is golden.