Tuesday, August 19, 2014

God's Perfect & Sure Word

I'm doing an in-depth study of Psalm 19 with the help of Charles Spurgeon's The Treasury of David, Volume I.  In his exposition of this Psalm, Pastor Spurgeon talks about how the Word of God is perfect and complete, (p. 272):  "There are no redundancies and no omissions in the Word of God, and in the plan of grace; why then do men try to paint this lily and gild this refined gold?  The gospel is perfect in all its parts, and perfect as a whole: it is a crime to add to it, treason to alter it, and felony to take from it."

While I can attest to the questioning of God's preserved Word in today's church, I can also take comfort in the fact that His Word is sure:  "God's witness in his Word is so sure that we may draw solid comfort from it both for time and eternity, and so sure that no attacks made upon it, however fierce or subtle, can ever weaken its force."  Even as the critical text proponents continue to promote the modern translations based on man's logic, I keep in mind how Satan tempted Eve starting with these four simple words:  "Yea, hath God said...?," (Gen. 3:1).

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"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple," (Psalm 19:7).