The words and promises of the Lord are pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace, purified seven times over.
You will keep them and preserve them, O Lord; You will guard and keep us from this [evil] generation forever.
[Psalm 12:6-7 NKJV]
On Sunday we listened to an excellent word delivered by Kelvin Moller at Springbank Church in Campbeltown. His text was from Revelation 4, verses 2-3.
‘At once I came under the [Holy] Spirit’s power, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with One seated on the throne!
And He Who sat there appeared like [the crystalline brightness of] jasper and [the fiery] sardius, and encircling the throne there was a halo that looked like [a rainbow of] emerald.’ [AMPC]
Kelvin made the point that the emerald rainbow ‘encircled’ the throne like a halo, and the encircling represents eternity; the mention of a rainbow speaking of God’s promises.
Psalm 12 reminds us that The Lord’s promises are ‘pure words, like silver refined in an earthen furnace’. Silver tells us of the redemptive work of Christ and silver, to become pure, must be refined to burn away the impurities. Just as gold. The metal ore comes from within the earth and must be purified before it achieves its perfect lustre. The psalm says it should be purified seven times; the number which tells us of perfection, completeness and wholeness.
What an amazing God we have, who not only promises, but demonstrably delivers on His promises.
PRAYER: Lord, I give thanks for Your promises, and choose to walk in expectation that those pure words will bring about the completion of Your purposes in my life again and again, as I have seen them do so often before.
I claim the fulfilment of God’s promises, and rightly, but that is only the human side; the Divine side is God’s claim on me, which I recognise through the promises.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART