I John 2:15-21
Key Verse: Verse 17 – “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever."
Key Words: And the world passeth away
There are certain abiding elements in the Christian life which are always constant, unchanging – circumstances change, moods change, the economy changes – but the truth of God’s Word abides forever. As we build upon the solid unchanging Word of God we are able to face the challenges and changes in this life; for the present is bearable because the future is secure!
An ancient king once charged his wise men to create a sentence which could forever be viewed and be appropriate at all times and in all situations. They finally presented to him engraved on a stone these words, “And this too shall pass away.” How true for those who place all their happiness, joy and peace in this world.
Some years ago a trolley car in Atlanta, Georgia, bumped into a lamp post called the Eternal Flame of the Confederacy. The bump caused the flame to go out. In New York they lit the eternal flame of the United Nations. It stayed lit about ten minutes before going out. Hitler said his Third Reich would last 1,000 years; it lasted less than 1,000 days.
Yes, the world will pass away with all of its lusts and pleasures but the Word of God and those who are born again will abide forever. Life comes to pass but the best is yet to come!
What to do:
✞ Prioritize your life around Christ. It never passes away.
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