Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Not too many things are flawless. My grade in statistical regression was far from flawless. The fact that this posting is just appearing, despite my Sunday/Monday deadline is truly not flawless.

In fact, it is hard to find flawless things in this world. We make mistakes. We give empty promises. We lose our cool. Even material things...For example, one of the ways that diamonds are rated is on their level of flawlessness. There are reports of our water being tainted with pharmaceutical drug traces. There are special soaps to wash the pesticides off of our fruits and veggies.

Now really think of anything flawless. Think about it. Name three things. Too hard? Name one thing. Okay, I've got mine...

The words of the Lord.

Really. I spent this weekend with my best friend and while I was doing my best pretending like I would stay awake with her while she finished her sermon, I thumbed through the Psalms and I stopped at Psalms 12. Verse 6 puts it this way...

...the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times.

Another version uses "the words and promises of the Lord..."

They are flawless.

That means all that the Lord has spoken to you and over you is flawless.
Not a mistake.
Doesn't need a retraction.


My prayer...

Lord, encourage my heart to believe the truth of your promises over my life. Give me the strength to hold on to Your promises and words and the wisdom and courage to let go of the words that aren't from You. I will rest in knowing that Your words are flawless. I trust You as You lead and guide me in Your paths of righteousness.


Anonymous said...

That is such a refreshing perspective. I've been trying for some time to believe I'm heading the right direction with my course of study, and just today I finally settled: what He says is true.

Funnier still, I've been looking for that passage in Psalms for months now, and I thank you very kindly for reminding me where it is.

Love you,
Lyrical Mistress

eagleswin said...

Wow Frenika...that was a powerful blog, it was so thought provoking. I really enjoyed reading that, I would tend to believe that you should write a book for college students or students in general. Thank you for sharing your heart thoughts with me. I encourage you to continue in this path, it's great!

Love you sis,

Phillydizzi Bride to Be said...

Thanks for this. It put it in a different perspective for me.