Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Today’s Topic: God’s Word Endures Forever
Today’s Text: Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.
This will be the last official Connecting Points article….for a while. Not forever I hope, but who knows. Tomorrow is filled with meetings for me as I prepare to leave on Friday for the southernmost tip of Louisiana on a missions trip with 26 other people from my church. We’ve been going there ever since Hurricane Katrina, and there is still so much to be done. People are still living in their homes that are below sea level and were seriously damaged in the flooding. We have made a commitment to them that we will stand with them and work for them to restore their land, and we will be faithful to that promise.
God is faithful to His promises as well. What He has spoken cannot be undone. All around us everything that has been corrupted by sin is falling apart. Everything about this creation is deteriorating. But not the word of God. It stands forever.
For the next 10 days I am going to dive deep into the fortieth chapter of Isaiah. In its depths lie pearls of truth waiting to be retrieved, just like we will see oyster fishermen doing on the bayou. These are truths that never grow old, fade, or tarnish. They are the word of God, and they stand forever.
Today I challenge you to spend time in God’s word every day, and discover the wealth of wisdom for walking in the world. A walk in the Word is required for a walk in the world. Without the Word of God, we have nothing permanent or trustworthy to stand upon. It may seem that what we have built for ourselves in this world is trustworthy and sufficient, but it is not. Do not be deceived – everything in this world will pass away. It will fall apart. It will crumble. Only the Word of God stands forever.
I am excited to see what God brings out of my 10 day study in this chapter. Maybe while I’m gone I will get a chance to share some of it with you. If not, when I get back we will dive in together. In the meantime, start your own pearl-hunting adventure. See what gems God will give to you.