The Bible tells us that even though the grass withers and the flowers fall, the word of our God endures forever. Life is fragile and the things of this world are temporary and perishable, but the word of God will last forever.
This is a guest post by Beth Harris. She is a wife, mother, Bible study leader and volunteer editor for markalanwilliams.net.
I’m so grateful that the word of our God endures forever. God’s word has sustained me through many dark and difficult times. For nearly 30 years, it has been my light, compass, strength, hope and joy. Through times of sickness, loss of loved ones, financial hardship, and heartbreak; the word of God has been my anchor in the storm.
The Lord has spoken to me through His word and counseled me in making decisions. Over the years I have underlined, highlighted, dated and memorized Bible verses. I have defended the Bible and depended on the word of God; even when I despaired of losing everything else.
Life is full of change. One season ends and another one begins. The grass withers and the flowers fall during Autumn in preparation for Winter. In the same way as nature, our lives are only temporary.
A person is considered to be in their prime when they have reached the pinnacle of their strength, vigor or success in life, but then people decline with age; just as grass withers and flowers fall.
All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV)
However, the word of God is always in its prime. The Bible’s strength, vigor and success never declines. It is just as relevant and pertinent today as it has always been.
The word of God endures forever, because God is everlasting.
The Bible is unique and unequaled. It is extraordinary because it is God-breathed.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (NIV)
The Bible is God’s word to deliver truth; wisdom for living, hope, power, salvation, healing, transformation and revelation. It teaches, corrects and trains us so that we can serve the Lord.
There is no other book that can make and substantiate the claims that the Bible does.
God’s Word, includes His promises to believers. People may mean well but, even those with the best intentions may have to break their word on occasion. However, God always keeps His Word.
Still, as wonderful and precious as the Word of God is, many have tried to discount, destroy and challenge the Bible, but it has continued to stand the test of time. In fact, people who have sought to discredit the Bible often become believers and staunch defenders of the Christian faith.
There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.” –Dwight L. Moody
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (NIV)
The word of God is living. It convicts our inner most thoughts and desires; it judges our thoughts and attitudes.
The Bible is one of a kind because the Word of God endures forever.
How many other books can make this astonishing and true claim that they will last forever?
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