“The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times, You shall keep them, O Lord, You shall preserve them from this generation forever.” The number 7 in the Bible represents completion and divine perfection. David is saying that God’s Word is complete and perfect and the Lord will preserve His Word throughout the generations. Paul will later say in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work”.
How do we know the Bible is true? Well, lots of reasons but I’m going to list 3:
1) The Bible is the only book that predicts future events that actually happen. Plus, it is made up of 66 books written by over 40 authors over a 1500 year period in 3 different languages and it all goes together to tell One Story! 🤯
2) There are many historical events documented in the Bible that are supported by outside manuscripts and other historical support.
3) Many have been killed over the years trying to pass this Story along. Once we get to Jesus’s resurrection, we will read about men who go from being scared and hiding out to boldly proclaiming the Good News of Jesus and being brutally murdered for it. In 1536, William Tyndale, an English scholar, was strangled and burnt at the stake for translating the Bible into English for us. There are many, many more stories of people laying down their lives to spread this Story. Would all these people, over all these years, do that for a Story that wasn’t true?!
As King David says today, “The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple”. “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”” This must be a Story worth reading…so keep reading!
(Psalms 12-17, Psalms 19-21)