Posted by: Jo | September 26, 2014

God’s Flawless Word

“Every word of the Lord is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
(Proverbs 30:5)

image As I was flipping through a women’s magazine, my eyes caught a big advertisement which featured a photo of a beautiful woman’s face and the caption underneath read, “You too can have flawless skin.” Of course one had to continue to read to see how this flawless skin was to be achieved, and of course a special cream must first be purchased before the transformation could take place and I might add, the cost of this magic cream was considerable.  I began to think about the word, flawless, and what it actually meant. We see it used in all walks of life. We can read about a graceful ballerina giving a flawless performance in front of an adoring audience or a talented musician playing a difficult piece of classical music, flawlessly, or a piece of exquisite pottery being flawless. I decided to check with the dictionary;

Without fault or defect, perfect.

We all know that the ballerina will not be able to always produce a flawless performance as age begins to take over, or the musician whose fingers give way to arthritis and even the vase is at the mercy of careless hands that may suddenly drop it and spoil it’s beauty and as for the skin, we are not sure skin could ever be completely flawless, but there is one steadfast, reliable, everlasting, completely flawless foundation to build our lives on

The WORD of God

“As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.” (Psalm 18:30)

image His word will not change with age.  His wisdom is ageless. Nobody is capable of destroying his word, though many have tried. His word is timeless; the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The benefits for us who put our trust in it are enormous. We can think of it as a manual for life or as a beautiful letter written by our Heavenly Father to his beloved children to guide and direct us, to tell us how much he loves us, to warn us of pitfalls to avoid that may plunge us into danger or draw us away from him. His word is a source of comfort when we are deep in sorrow, a beacon to lighten darkness when everything looks bleak and dark around us.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105)

Jesus has a wonderful message for us that tells us to think of God’s word as nourishment. When we lack proper food we grow weak in our earthly bodies, Jesus is telling us that we need God’s food, his word, to sustain our spiritual bodies.

“Jesus answered, It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4)

The final reassuring thought for us is that God’s word is truly everlasting. We have no need to fear that in some way it could be lost image

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35)

The only effort we have to make to be part of these wonderful blessings is to be sure that we read his word every day and be sustained by the power that lives within his words.

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  1. Truely beautiful words Jo , I felt such peace and comfort surrounding me as I read the words you quoted and understood they really are everlasting!

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  2. Thanks Jo. Matthew’s words through you, are even more pertinent for me today as it is our Matt’s 47th birthday. God bless, love Mary.

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