The Bible tells us that the Lord’s words are pure.
Like silver tried in a furnace of earth. Purified seven times. Psalms 12:2
Lets break this down to get a better look at the meaning.
The Lord’s words are (ţâhôr in the Hebrew) morally up right. They are fair, clean, pure.
To be pure means to be free from contamination. Not mixed with any other substance or material.
To be fair is to be legitimate. Without cheating or having an unjust advantage.
To be clean is to be free of marks, stains or blemishes. Morally uncontaminated.
To be moral is to be right and good. Having a high standard.
Upright is to be straight, honorable and honest.
Like silver the Lord’s words are tried in a furnace of earth. God’s word stands the test of every fiery trial!
Silver is a rare metal. Valuable mostly for its ornamental use because it is so soft and pliable. It also had monetary value.
Silver has the highest electrical conductivity and second in thermal conductivity. (the ability to transmit energy and heat)
This is significant because in the same way that energy passes through silver metal to an outlet the word of God releases spiritual energy to a recipient.
In other words the word of God is able to transmit Holy Spirit empowered activity to the one seeking or praying for it.
Silver purified from the led ore is resistant to corrosion unless exposed to Sulphur.
In the same way when God’s word is mixed with demonic deception it becomes contaminated.
This is why the Bible tells us to desire the pure word of God. Not mixed with heresy or false interjections.
1 Peter 2:2
Silver in Biblical times was purified several times in a clay crucible (furnace) in order to extract all infirmities.
The Lord’s words are purified 7 times.
The number 7 in Hebrew symbolism refers to perfection or completeness.
The Lord’s pure word is undefiled from any contamination.
In other words God’s word has power and authority over everything that exists.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. Luke 16:17
Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. Matthew 8:5-13
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18
Jesus is the word of God made flesh. John 1:14
His name is the word of God. Revelation 19:13
Christians are born again of the Holy Spirit and the pure WORD OF GOD.
1 Peter 1:23
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Proverbs 30:5