Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Words Will Never Pass Away

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away."
Matthew 24:35 (NASB)

Jesus tells us here that Heaven and Earth will pass away. This is nothing new to the Christian; we have all been taught that there will be a new heaven and a new earth, and the letter to the Romans tells us that this creation groans and is waiting to be remade (Romans 8:18-22). 2 Peter 3:10-12 tells us that the heavens will pass away with a roar and will be burned up, as will the earth. But we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness dwells (2 Peter 3:13).

But the promise that Jesus makes here is not that the heavens and earth will pass away. The promise that He makes is that even though everything we know in this world will be burned up, we can depend on His word because it will never pass away. This promise should give us security and hope because this means that all of the promises of God's word will endure forever. Here are just a few of them:

  • God says, "I will never leave you or forsake you." (Hebrews 13:5)and His word will never pass away.
  • God says, "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13) and His word will never pass away.
  • Jesus said, "I am going to prepare a place for you." (John 14:2) and His word will never pass away.
  • Jesus said, "I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me." (Revelation 22:12)and His word will never pass away.
  • It is written, "What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Corinthians 2:9). And His word will never pass away.

These are just a few of the many promises in the Bible, so the next time you are feeling discouraged, or feel like there is no hope, open your Bible and read the promises that God has made to each and every one of us who has put our faith in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will never pass away.
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1 comment:

Sicarii said...

Amen! Only our God, the living God and the Most High, can give us such wonderful assurances.

Even the 'wise' sayings of men shall pass away but not the teachings of the LORD our God.

Shabbat Shalom, brother.