Faith & Life: God’s Word Stands Forever


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God’s Word Stands Forever

God’s Word is Reliable, Stable, and Eternal

by J.M. Troppello


The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
(Isaiah 40:8, NKJV)

I read this verse today in my devotional. I love this verse and all that it means. God’s Word is powerful. Things on this earth will fade, but God’s Word will stand forever. How does this verse make you feel? For me, it makes me feel peaceful and comforted – knowing that God is still in control even when life seems out of control.


In the end, God wins!

I love what the Thomas Nelson Study Bible says about this verse.


  • Reliability

  • Stability

  • Eternal


When someone or something is reliable, they are trustworthy or perform consistently well. Stability signifies that something is firm, solid, and not wavering. Eternal means that something or someone lasts forever and has no beginning or end.


Isn’t our God all these things? He is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (all-present). His Word is reliable, stable, and eternal. You can trust God and all of His Word and the promises therein.


Digging Deeper


17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. (Matthew 5:17-18, NKJV)

Jesus fulfilled the Word of God. He is God’s only begotten Son who came to this world, died on the cross, and bridged the gap between the world and God (John 3:16-17).


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him. (John 1:1-5, 14, and 16-18, NKJV)

Jesus is the Word. He became flesh and dwelt among us. The Word is eternal and will live eternally.


16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, NKJV)

The entirety of Scripture is inspired by God. As you read in Timothy, reading and studying the Word is profitable for you to understand doctrine, for reproof, correction, and being instructed in righteousness.


God has given His Word so that believers can be “complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” When you look at the Bible in this manner (as it was meant to be read, experienced, and applied in your life), you should get a new perspective on it.


God’s Word is meant to be used as a tool for you to grow in your walk in the Lord. It should be your first source for guidance in this life. The Bible should be your lifeline for all knowledge in how to live your life as a Christian. It needs to be your daily sustenance to help you grow and develop each day as a mature believer – seeking daily to work for God’s Kingdom.


That idea has definitely made me think today. The question I would ask you (and myself) is: are we profiting spiritually from the Word of God for learning doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness – and being equipped for every good work?



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

About the Author


JM Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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