The Word Remains Forever

24 for “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.”

And this word is the good news that was preached to you.

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (1 Pe 1:22–25). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

We live in an age that seeks to replace the Word for something else. The world has not yet decided what that else will be, but it is searching. The world views the Word as wisdom for an outmoded era. In the cacophony of this world we all sometimes wonder if it is so. We sometimes want to give up. We mutter “Come quickly, Lord Jesus.”

We see bad seemingly prevailing. We see chaos disrupting order. And we get tired.

But all this will go away. Eternity beckons us over the horizon. We cannot see it, but by faith we know of the world yet to come. And the word of the Lord remains forever.

As the world becomes more chaotic and as old ideas crumble and die, the Bible remains. It is a timeless truth. “All scripture is God breathed.” (2 Tim. 3:16). The Bible is unchanging. It was written over a millennium with scores of authors, but the combined truth of the Bible still remains. Its scores of authors writing over a millennium buttress each other, reiterate each other, and point toward a future so amazing even our more imaginative selves cannot fully comprehend it.

When the burden on your shoulders feels too much to bear, know that God can take the burden and that his truth remains even as your burden lessens, fades, shifts, and changes.