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Silver Worth Having
August 4, 2016, 5:33 pm
Filed under: Searching for our Savior in His book

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For the oppression of the poor, for the sighting of the needy, NOW WILL I ARISE, saith the Lord;  I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.  The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.  Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. (Psalm 12:5-7)

In the midst of a culture in which the godly and faithful have seemingly vanished, David writes both a prayer and a word of encouragement.  The prayer is directed to God, which is the right response.  In the midst of difficult times, stay focused on the majesty of God.  He is never out of control.  We need to remember that He is the Sovereign Lord of All.

Second, remember God will always keep His words.  The image of refined silver stresses the value of God’s word.  To completely purify silver, it was heated until it become liquid.  The impurities would rise to the top and be scooped off.  Once the metal cooled, it was re-heated and the process repeated until it had gone through the process seven times.  At that time the refiner would be able to see his reflection in the silver.  The character of God is clearly seen in His pure words.  His words are valuable and they should be treasured by us.

The passage ends with the promise and the encouragement that God’s Word can be counted upon to be true.  That’s the treasure.  Jump into your treasure today and find a treasure worth having.

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