Words from the Heart for Saturday May 21st, 2016
“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 (NIV)
The Enduring Word of God
A well manicured lawn and a finely landscaped flower bed look very nice. But the scorching sun and the guarantee of another winter means they will not last. One thing will remain forever – the Word of God. Have you spent time today digging in to the enduring Word of God? Why not pick it up and read!
Faced with systematic discrimination in Canada, early Chinese immigrants had little choice but to create their own economic niche. From the turn of the twentieth century through the Second World War, a majority of Canada’s Chinese immigrants were laundry workers in towns and cities from coast to coast. Although the hand laundry was not a traditional trade in China, laundry work required little capital, and could be performed despite a lack of familiarity with Western languages and financial systems. The hours were long, the work was physically demanding, and most Chinese laundry workers lived a marginal existence, enduring a lifetime of hard work and persecution in a country that had promised them a better life and a bright future for them and their children. They endured and eventually, for many, the racism ended and the better future arrived.
How often have you said about any manufactured device that they just aren’t making things like they used to and that everything is designed to fail within a few years. I doubt that this is true, but anything made by human beings will eventually fail. Only God is eternal. And what He says. Over and over the Bible speaks about the immutability of the word of God. The prophet Isaiah recognized this and wrote in Isaiah 40:8 that “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” In these days of blogs and podcasts and TED talks, everybody has an opinion and a desire to express those opinions. And in a day when many believe there is no foundation of truth, everybody’s opinion holds equal weight. The problem is that there is a foundation of truth, and it’s found in God’s word the Bible. Since the beginning of time, Satan has tried his best to get people to doubt the authority and truth of God’s word. The first question in the Bible is Satan asking Adam and Eve “did God really say?” And he has been getting people to doubt God’s word ever since. But God knows the truth – after all He IS the truth. And what He said through the prophets, kings, apostles and His own son Jesus will never change. It is eternal truth and it will endure into eternity. Read the Bible today and trust what it says.
These have been words from the heart.