“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”
Promise: God promises that His Words are eternal and more certain than the existence of the universe.
What do you know for certain? We know the sun will come up tomorrow, we have to pay taxes and death will someday come to all of us. These are all certainties in our lives that we can count on no matter what. Although we joke about these certainties, we know them to be real. I would challenge you to think of godly assurances that we have through faith in Jesus. We know that God and His Word are eternal. God’s words have been working since creation when God spoke the universe into existence. His words have the power to create, mold, sustain, guide and keep us until the end of time. God does not change and there is not a shadow of doubt in Him. We can depend upon God and His Word to be consistent in all situations. We are assured that even when all things cease to exist in heaven and earth, God’s Words will still remain. Open your Bible today and take a fresh look at God’s Words. They have the power to change your life just as they changed the universe from nothingness into being. There is power in the Words of God.
Lessons and Truths:
1. God is eternal.
2. God is immutable, the same yesterday, today and forever.
3. Heaven and earth are temporary places created by God.
4. God’s Words will remain forever.
Prayer: Lord, you are eternal and your words are powerful beyond any measure in heaven or on earth. I can depend upon your Word as you do not change your mind and what you say and do is immutable. Help me to stand firmly rooted in your Word and to treat it with reverence. Cause me to hunger after your Word and to hide it in my heart. Amen.
What is my response to God’s promise?
What is my attitude towards God’s Word, the Bible?
When and where am I going to study God’s Word?
Promise Confirmation: Psalm 102:25-27, Psalm 119:89, 160, Isaiah 65:17-19, John 1:1, Hebrews 4:12-13, Revelation 21:1-4
I pray that you are challenged by this promise and will pursue a serious study of God’s Words. Here are a couple of suggestions: contact your local evangelical church and ask about possible Bible studies they have, go on the web and look up classes for Bible Study Fellowship (www.BSF.org) as they have classes throughout the world or look up classes for Community Bible Study (www.CBS.org). Both of these organizations have Bible based studies that will help you to learn about God and His Word.
Just as God’s Words changed the universe, He can change us through the study of His Word. Blessings as you study,