by Tammy Phillips
“Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
Proverbs 30:5 (NKJV)
In Psalm 119:9a (WEB) says, “How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.” There is nothing in the world more powerful than God’s Word ingested, memorized and walked out daily. God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is our Shield, our Protector. Our reverence for God is often seen in how seriously we take His Word.
God’s Word is called inspired because He divinely influenced a select group of people to write the scriptures. In other words, the scriptures are “God breathed.” So God’s Word is not to be altered.
In Genesis 2:15-17 (NLT), God gave clear instructions to His brand new creation: “The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, ‘You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden — except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.’” The next time God’s instructions about the tree in the middle of the garden were addressed was in Genesis 3:2-3 and Continue reading