Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Word of God does not Change

22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 23For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24For,
"All men are like grass,
and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;
the grass withers and the flowers fall,
25but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you. (1 Peter 1:22-25)

Things of this world are temporary, but the things of God last forever, and we live for eternity. We see our identity and importance from that perspective, not the temporary values of this world.

Human nature has not changed. Humanity still has the same longings, the same need for guidance, and the same needs for salvation that we have always had. God’s great truths do not change with the passing years. Honesty, integrity, truth, virtue, self-control, love, goodness, compassion, and forgiveness, are as important in the this century as they were in the first. Humanity has no new problems, or needs, or temptations.
There are new settings and a new pace, but the fundamentals of life are just the same. Our greatest task in this rapidly changing world is to distinguish between those things which are lasting and eternal and those things which are temporary and fleeting.
The Word of God is our eternal guide by which to measure and evaluate all things. Humanity is temporary. Yet, we have a longing to tie our lives to the eternal, to make our lives count for something. The Scriptures with its truths and the God who gave them is the only thing eternal in human existence. When we builds our lives upon God and God’s inspired word, we build not for the moment, but for all eternity.
The Word of God is the mirror of the soul. If we would see ourselves not as we see or even as others see us, but as God sees us, we only have to look into this mirror fashioned by God. If we do not like what we see either in ourselves or in the world about us, we can remedy this situation. However, this will not be an easy task. We cannot do it by ourselves. Yet, we are fortunate, because we have God’s help and God's inspired Word that provides the hope of the future of humanity. If we seek God, God will not let us down. God is eternal and God's Word does not change.

Peace and love,


"Then Jesus said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me". (Luke 9:23)

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