Have you ever met individuals who call themselves “believers”, but in fact, they only want to believe the parts of the Bible that they are comfortable with or agree with their moral or spiritual code? And as our culture changes, their idea of “truth” changes as well. True believers know that God never changes. His word is perfect, it is flawless, and we should never presume to try and change the literal words or the intent of what God laid out in his holy scriptures. Proverbs warns us against this. It says in chapter 30 verses 5 and 6:
“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.”
Why does it seem that so many times God’s creation thinks it knows better than God? God created us. He made the rules and he inspired the Bible. The Bible is God’s word, and Proverbs reminds us that every word in the Bible is flawless. When we decide to change, water down, or ignore what is written we are only deceiving ourselves. Proverbs says that God will rebuke us and prove us a liar. So I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Bible. Let the Holy Spirit teach you its meaning and its intent. Accept it as holy objective truth that will always be true no matter what the world says or what we ourselves experience, because no one wants to be rebuked and proven a liar.
God’s words are flawless. The Bible will never require updating or correction. It was true when it was written, it is true today, and it will remain true until Jesus returns and life as we know it comes to a end. If our pride or our culture leads us to believe that we know better than God, then Proverbs tells us that God will rebuke us and prove us a liar. I pray that you and I take these words to heart.