Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it. (Psa 119:140 NKJV)
The Psalmist gives us one of his many reasons for loving Godâ€™s Word.Â The Hebrew word translated â€œpureâ€ is a goldsmithâ€™s term used to describe metal that has been refined, having all the impurities removed.Â It describes something that has been â€œtestedâ€ and proven to be true. In our nation, we have a governmental agency that â€œtestsâ€ new drugs before allowing the public to use them.Â When a doctor prescribes something for my blood pressure, I want something that has been proven safe and effective.Â Am I looking for help in life?Â Am I looking for answers?Â Godâ€™s Word has been proven safe and effective.Â Some of the saints of yesteryear would write the initials â€œTâ€ and â€œPâ€ in the margins of their Bible next to the passages they had â€œtestedâ€ and â€œprovedâ€.Â You too will love Godâ€™s Word if youâ€™ll put it to the test.
Thereâ€™s another thing about Godâ€™s â€œpureâ€ Word that I love as well.Â When I wash the dishes, I have found that the dishes come out cleaner if I use pure, clean water.Â When I turn on the shower, I expect pure water, not sewer water to come out. My point is that cleansing only takes place when youâ€™ve got something pure to wash in.Â Now I donâ€™t know about you, but I find that just living in America can easily fill your mind with filthy thoughts.Â TV may be a fun way to spend an hour, but sometimes I feel like Iâ€™ve just bathed in sewer water.Â God has a better way to wash us.Â Godâ€™s Word can clean the dirtiest of minds.Â The more of Godâ€™s Word I get into my brain, the cleaner my thoughts. I just love that, donâ€™t you?