Summary: The word of God will continue on forever and ever, while ever thing else is transitational his love and salvation oor conditional.
“The Word of God is Everlasting”
Many of us that will take time to read this short article fall under the category of two kinds of people; people that believe in God and people that don’t. I want to use a selection of scripture that we find in Isaiah 40:6-8. “The voice said cry out! And he said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” The author is elaborating on how transitory humanity is, here today, gone tomorrow and that we pass away like plants under the warm breath of the wind. In this scripture Isaiah talks primarily about the permanence of God’s word guarantees against any deviation from the divine plan. He has promised Jerusalem’s deliverance through his coming, so it must happen that way. But let’s take a much deeper look into our own personal lives. We’re not going to last forever in the present world in which we live, contrary to what many of us believe. Many of us are trusting in material wealth, and the coins that are in our pockets, “that say in God we trust”. If we’re trusting in material things this coming year, listen close because you’re trusting in the wrong thing. If you’re trusting in all the good works you have been allowed to do, listen again because that ‘s not going to get it either. Nothing that I know of under the sky will get us to where we must be, but to be born again. In John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you , unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
In the early 1970’s when my wife and I were living in Henry County, Ky., just outside a little town called Bethlehem. I was doing some work with an 8N Ford tractor and being my usual self, I was in a hurry and lost the draw bar pin and linkage on the rear of the tractor. Instead of trying to get another one, I hooked the chain to the top upper portion of the tractor and continued to pull logs. Until I came to one I could not pull, I was headed up hill, backed the tractor down to give the chain some slack and took off full steam ahead in second gear. The tractor threw me off backwards and then fell on top of me, crushed my chest and my face, the radiator top came off and the radiator fluid coming out, choked me and I couldn’t get my breath, scared to death that my life was over. I tried hard to get out from underneath the tractor, while doing so I cut my right ear almost completely off. I managed to get out but had internal injuries and a right ear just barely hanging by threads. I spent at least four hours with two plastic surgeons in Louisville’s General Hospital and I spent a week in a hospital bed before being released to go home. God saved me from physical death at that time and place in my life, had I died I would have spent eternity in Hell because I wasn’t saved. We find in the Book of Ephesians 2:8, “ For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”. I am thankful that many years later in my life that God saved me spiritually and thought I am far from being perfect, God is still working on me. I want you to think about your own personal life this coming year and where you stand with Jesus Christ. You are not going to last forever in this world. I am sure of two things, you either believe in Jesus Christ or you don’t. And the second is that I am sure there is a Heaven and I am sure there is a Hell. Knowing in our hearts that we are not going to live forever on this earth and with the beginning of a new year, we would be foolish for us and our families to take a chance on where we are going to spend eternity. We need to make that decision now to accept Christ and be born again believers. Material and worldly things will have no place in the Kingdom of God.