Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Daily Devotion: Jesus, The Enduring Word

Bible Reading: I Peter 1

Key Verse: Verse 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

Key Words: the word of the Lord endureth for ever

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 will endure 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 one thousand years; it lasted less than one thousand 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 Word will endure forever!

What to do:
 Stay close to the Book that endures forever.
As you read the Word, remember that Jesus is the Word of God. As you learn the Word, you learn more about Jesus.

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