“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” - Proverbs 30:5 NIV
I chose to use the New International translation of scripture because of its use of the word ‘flawless’. The word can be defined as being entirely without imperfection. It can also mean perfect, faultless, spotless and unblemished. This would also happen to be the way the lamb was described who was to be slain for the sins of the world. God is like that. That shouldn’t be any surprise because the lamb and God are one in the same. Jesus, the lamb, was his ‘Son’; he was the human embodiment of the Father. The Trinity is three in one. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one entity with 3 “ever-present simultaneous modes: Absolute and unchanging (the Father), exuberantly creative (the Son), and within the heart and soul of every person (the Holy Spirit).”[Parenthesis are my own.]
If God is truly perfect in every way then I want to follow him. I also want to listen to him for if he is perfect than what he has to say, as stated above, will indeed be flawless. The believer can take comfort that both he and his word are a shield of refuge for us. The closer we get in our relationship with the Lord, the stronger our faith and trust in him becomes.
It seems odd to take an invisible deity at his word. We have nothing to base our belief on but faith, which flourishes when born out of the simple belief that God is. It’s a choice everyone must make. If God exists then what else is true about him? Take God at his word and leave your doubts, questions and confusion behind. Let it drop off you like a dirty set of clothes and become clean and refreshed for perhaps the first time. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: The Life Application Study Bible;