Today’s Scripture: The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. PsalmĀ 12:6

Have you ever said something and after you said it, realized it sounded better in your head? It happens to all of us, but sometimes it can make headlines. Here are a couple one-liners from the printed page.

  • “Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says”
  • “War Dims Hope for Peace”
  • “If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile”
  • “New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group”
  • “Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half”
  • “Hospitals are sued by 7 Foot Doctors”
  • “Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead”

Sometimes our words don’t come out exactly the way we want, but God’s words are pure. He says what He means and means what He says. God’s words always say exactly what He wants. Though we may fail to communicate as effectively as we wish, God’s words are plain so that we can easily grasp the truths He has revealed to us.

One of the words that is often attacked by those who don’t believe the Scriptures to be accurate is the word “day” in GenesisĀ 1. God uses the word “day” when describing how He created the universe. Yet, many people contend that the word “day” means “age”. They try to fit what God has said about Creation with the theory of evolution, even though evolution was created as an attempt to remove God.

First off, science backs the Bible, not evolution. There is no need to make the Bible fit evolution because the facts support the Bible. Secondly, if God had meant age, why didn’t He use it in the first place? He could have said age, and that would have been it. But many Christians are trying to change the plain meaning of God’s Word so that it lines up with the “science” that the world claims disproves God.

Should we accept the word of lost men over the Word of God? No! God’s words are pure. He didn’t make a mistake by using the wrong word to describe the timing of Creation. Trust that God’s Word says what He meant. Remember, God means what He said.

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.