Proverbs 30:5, “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
What a powerful verse this is! There are so many different versions/translations of the Bible, but I am glad I have an every-word Bible. Many translations today have removed parts of the Bible.
The verse above states, “Every word of God is pure.” If it is pure, why remove it? I believe the issue lies in the heart of man. Instead of working to change their life to fit the Bible, man tries to change the Bible to fit their life. This is not how it should be. The Bible is supposed to be the mirror for a Christian. Just like a mirror in the morning shows us what we need to fix or clean up (hair, face, etc.), God’s Word shows the Christian what they need to fix in their lives. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
God’s Word is pure. From “In the beginning” in Genesis to “Amen” in Revelation, God’s Word is pure. If we come across a verse we do not like or agree with, it is not the Bible’s fault. It is our own, and we must change our life to match the Bible.
The challenge today is twofold. First, do we have an every-word Bible or do we have a modern translation that has removed bits and pieces of Scripture? I believe that the King James Version is the holy, inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God for the English speaking people. Secondly, do we work at fitting our life to the Bible or do we just ignore the verses we do not like? Let us remember that EVERY word of God is pure, and let us strive to shape our life to fit His Word.
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