The words of the LORD are pure words, like silver refined in a furnace on the ground, purified seven times. You, Oh Lord, will keep them; (Psalm 12:6-7a)
Perhaps you heard of recent scams reported on the news, where text messages promising stimulus offers from major stores are really ways for scammers to steal people’s identity. In light of the current pandemic, such schemes are especially detestable. As stress and suffering escalate, perhaps you have been disheartened by the deceitful dealings of others.
David understood how deceptive people can be (v2). But he didn’t end his train of thought there. Instead of ultimately trusting in humanity, David looked to the truthfulness of God, whose words are tried and true. Like pure silver that has no impurities in it, God’s word has no trace of lies. One of the greatest examples of God’s trustworthiness is His promise to humanity to bring His Savior into the world to defeat Satan (Genesis 3:15). The Old and New Testaments trace the story of how God would keep His promise no matter how unfaithful his people were or how hostile Satan would get to stop Jesus from coming to earth. And when it was time, Jesus did come (Galatians 4:4). So believe His word no matter what you feel or what you see. He will keep His promises.