Words from the Heart for Saturday July 20th, 2019
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.
Proverbs 30:5-6 (NIV)
Sondra Radvanovsky is an American-Canadian soprano. Specializing in 19th-century Italian opera, Radvanovsky has been called one of the leading Verdi sopranos of her generation. Back in 2017, following a concert she gave in Quebec City, music critic Adrian Rodriquez wrote “Reviewing a concert given by an artist with a voice like the stentorian soprano Sondra Radvanosky has, is a very difficult task for a music critic. After all, how can one criticize something that is flawless!” Radvonovsky was born in Illinois, but now lives in Toronto. She became a Canadian citizen in 2016.
I’m keeping a running list in the front of my Bible of every verse in the Bible that speaks about the trustworthiness of the word of God – I am up to 15 and counting. We live in a day when even professing Christians speak about doubting the authority of God’s word. God isn’t surprised by this. The very first question in the Bible is Satan asking Eve, “Did God really say …?” He has been putting doubt into the minds of God’s people about God’s word from the very beginning. So the Bible often speaks about its inerrancy and its veracity. In Proverbs 30:5-6, for example, Solomon writes this, “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.” Solomon, in his great wisdom, understood that trustworthiness of God’s word. Out of the statement that God’s word is flawless, he gives a promise and a warning. The promise is that by trusting God’s word you will walk in victory. The warning is not to add a word to what God has spoken.
These have been words from the heart.