6 The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
Today’s Inspiration: Psalm 12:6 And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay purified seven times. Therefore we have to take heed of the Word of God which is His instruction to us for our life. Whose words can be as flawless as the Lord’s which is like a double edged sword that divides our soul and Spirit, joints and marrow? God’s word pierces deep into our hearts to judge our thoughts and attitudes of our heart that brings us down to our knees. Hebrews 4:12. His word states that nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account as He looks from heaven on the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands and any who seek God. V13, Psalm 14:2.
God’s word gives us the inner strength and courage to do things we know we are not able to do. Apart from Him, we can do nothing. John 15:5. When we come to God in devotion each morning, we have to reflect three things- our body, thoughts and emotions against the word of God which is like a mirror for us to see our life and mission with much clarity.
Self-control is an essential trait of godliness which we have to pay close attention to. Daily the enemy is warring against our souls. This is why we have to have self control of our selfish ambitions and worldly or sinful desires. These have to be set aside. Self control governs our own desires and for this reason we need to pay special attention to self control.
James cautioned that each one is tempted by his own evil desire. After desire is conceived, it gives birth to sin and sin when full grown gives birth to death. James 1:15. But God is loving, merciful and compassionate and meant well for us. He chose to give us birth through the word of Truth that we might be a kind of first fruits of all created. Every Good and perfect gift is from our Heavenly Father who is unchangeable. V17-18. You can trust Him totally. God be praised.