Book: Proverbs 30
“Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.”
Precious metal collectors/investors want to make sure the silver and gold they buy is to the highest purity possible. Often stamped on the coin or bar it will say 99.99 pure. In other words it means that silver coin is as close to being pure as possible but they still can’t say 100 percent.
God’s Word is 100 percent pure and perfect. Psalm 119:140 says “Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it.” (NKJV) At the beginning of the chapter in verse 9 it asks a question and provides the answer, “How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.” The only way to stay pure is to obey the pure word. Notice it doesn’t say obey the sermon, the commentary, or the thinking of the day but rather obey the word.
To obey the word means that we need to be in the word, reading it, meditating on it and applying it. There are too many Christians relying on others to interpret, explain and teach God’s Word instead of feasting on it for themselves. Understand that explaining, interpreting or teaching God’s Word does not equate with authority. Whatever you hear from others, (including the writings of Kingdom Daily Wisdom) you are responsible to search out the scriptures to make sure that you are not being mislead. You do not want the diluted Word of God, you want the pure Word of God. This does not mean that you shouldn’t listen to godly people (I have already written about that) preach and teach. God has given these people to help mature us. God has given each of us spiritual gifts that we are to use for the Church and reaching others for Him.
There is a growing movement of Christians willing to share ‘words of knowledge’ with others. It is important that what is said and the way it is said is evaluated against the pure Word of God. He will never dilute His pure Word in any way. If what is said by someone sharing a ‘word of knowledge’ is in conflict with God’s written word, know that it is false. If the ‘word of knowledge” agrees with what scripture says, then you know that you are on safe grounds to grab on to it.
Be careful, by holding firm to the pure Word of God.