Sunday, January 14, 2018.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalms 12 : 6
LISTEN: God’s word is flawless. It is without a trace of mistake. There are no defects, weaknesses, or imperfections in it. It stands in opposition to the words of wicked men. (Ps 12:2; 28 : 3); their words are deceitful, sinful, and impure. But God is known by His infallible words. The Scriptures are the words of God; and they are pure and holy, free from all human mixtures, and from all fraud and deceit; they are the Scriptures of truth. The promises are the words of God, and they are firm and stable, and always to be depended on, and are ever fulfilled, being yea and amen in Christ Jesus. Besides, The Gospel we preach, and the doctrines of it, are the words of God; that is the sincere milk of the word, pure and incorrupt; as it is in itself, and they are all according to godliness, and tend to encourage and promote purity and holiness of heart and life. We are not complete until we ‘eat’ the word. God’s pure word is the lamp that leads to safety and perfection. Hence, to reject it is to miss the way and be lost forever.
Beloved, our verse of the day speaks of the word of God as silver refined in fire seven times. This means that, God’s words are of great worth and value. Truly, they are more valuable than silver or gold. (Ps 19 : 10). His word is a mine of rich treasure, and to the promises thereof are exceedingly precious. Those who treasure it would discover that it yields more joy than the finding a great spoil. The word of God is tried as silver; and it is pure, and free from the dross of error and falsehood. (Ps 18:30). In God’s word are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. No doubt, we have comfortable and confirming evidence of the purity and truth of the words of God. Yea! His word like silver, is purified seven times; that is, many times, and so completely and perfectly pure, and clear of all dross whatsoever. Beloved, God’s word does not deceive, so eat it and treasure it in your heart and your life will be made beautiful.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Learn to rely on God’s word in every situation.
2. Live in line with the instructions of the word of God and you will not miss your way.
3. Run away from the falsehood and error of sin, and cling to God’s infallible word.
4. Treasure God’s word in your heart and it will yield comfort and joy for you.
Daily Prayer: Dear Lord! Your word is pure and complete. There is no error and falsehood in your word. Help me to know your word, and to know you with understanding of who you really are. Thank you for answering my prayer, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Task: Beloved, study and meditate on Gods word, and treasure it in your heart and it will yield comfort, joy and life to you.
Daily Reflection: We are not complete until we ‘eat’ the word of God. His pure word is the lamp that leads to safety, perfection and life.
Daily Quote: God’s word is light, life and peace; to reject it is to miss the way and be lost forever.
Today In History: January 14, 2011 Tunisian president Ben Ali, flees to Saudi Arabia after popular protests known as the Jasmine Revolution.
Say This: Today, I confess that God’s word is pure and perfect. It has no error or falsehood. It leads to peace and life. Therefore, I will study, meditate and rely on it, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will make a difference. Today, I prophesy to your life, as you eat the pure and complete word of God, you will be saved from error and falsehood. May God help you to know His word with understanding of who He really is, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Stunning Fact: Did you know that it is physically impossible for pigs to look up at the sky?