Think on These Things: Week 4

Whatsoever is PURE

The Lord’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Psalm 12:6

When you hear the word pure, what comes to mind?  As an adjective,  pure describes something that’s made of only one substance and is not mixed with anything else. It is anything that’s uncontaminated by extra, unnecessary, or unclean substances. 

When silver is purified, it is heated at high temperatures to remove any impurities. The more times it is refined, the purer the silver becomes.  The Lord’s promises are compared to silver refined seven times. Illustrating that whatever God has promised, it is of the highest quality, there are no imperfections in Him or His word.

The psalmist tells us the Lord’s promises are pure. This means His promises:

~Come from only one place – God. 

~Are not mixed with the promises of anyone else – only from God.

~Are not corrupt from irrelevant and unclean matters. They are holy –  because God is holy. 

Unlike man, who may promise something today and break it tomorrow, God is trustworthy. He will do what He says and always with our best interest at heart. His intentions for us are pure. 

Prayer: Lord thank You for being a promise-keeping God. 

Challenge: Did you know there are thousands of  promises from God in the bible? Take some time over the next seven days to identify some of the promises God has made and kept in your life. There are a few below to get you started.

Companion Scriptures – Promises from God

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.Joshua 1:9

Week 1: True – God Loves You

Week 2: Noble – God’s Ways are Noble

Week 3: Right – God’s Ways are Right