The Enduring Quality of God’s Word
“The Memory Bank that receives regular deposits of God’s Word guarantees all principle with interest.”-JSP
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
Here we have the inspired sayings of Agur spoken to Ithiel. The fact that his words were inspired qualifies them as a prophetic utterance. He begins with an edifying statement for troublesome times; “I am weary, God, but I can prevail.”
In this section Agur is saying that God’s Word endures the test of time and eternity. Just as God cannot fail or be overcome so it is with every word that proceeds from His mouth. God’s Word has been battle tested in the storms of life throughout history. The weak have been made strong, the weary revived, victories snatched from the jaws of defeat time and time again. God’s word has been proved to be 100% reliable in all circumstances by those who have prevailed by placing their trust in it.
As Good as Gold
The statement in verse five about God’s word being flawless clearly alludes to the purity of gold and silver after being refined of all dross. This is a reference to Psalm 12:6 “And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”
The value and staying power of silver and gold makes them solid investments for the future. God’s word have been refined seven times that of the finest precious metals, and being put to the test by people throughout the ages is considered the greatest investment anyone can make.
Gold and silver increase in value over time and the Word of God even more so. People look for worthy investments hoping for a guarantee for their future security. God’s word carries a perfect guarantee for future fulfillment because God Himself is perfectly reliable and trustworthy.
Integrity and God’s Word
The reason you can count on God’s Word regardless of your present or future circumstance is that God and His Word are one; His Word reflects the very essence of His being. The fulfillment of God’s word is actually a matter of personal integrity, giving you insight into His character as well as His intention.
Revealed knowledge is released each time God speaks. You are edified and your faith instantly grows with each Divine utterance. The impartation of God’s Word makes you solid on the inside enabling you to weather the storms of life on solid ground.
In Matthew 7:24-25 Jesus makes it clear that walking in the light of His words are a safeguard against all future storms of life. It is the integrity of a building that makes it safe to dwell in. The integrity of God’s Word and God’s perfect track record for fulfilling His promises; makes His Word a perfect investment for the future and a perfect dwelling for the present.
Take the advice of Agur and invest in God’s Word when your weary – you will prevail. Walk in the light of the word and be secure in the storm, be secure in the present and in the future. Depend upon the integrity of God’s Word for life in all circumstances and Be Encouraged.
John S. Picarello