Isaiah 40:8 – The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
In sharp contrast to the withering grass and fading flower, the Word of God stands forever. His promise that He will never leave you, that He is going to finish the work He began in you, that He’s coming back for you will never change. You see, God wants you to be living up to your greatest potential. God’s Word is your safe hiding place, a sure foundation upon which you can rest; it is your strong sword and shield, your great protection, and your guide to eternal salvation. The word of God certainly has endured the test of time. It has survived centuries of manual transcription, of persecution, of ever changing philosophies, of all kinds of critics, of neglect both in the pulpit and in the pew, of doubt and disbelief, and still, the word of our God stands forever! Josh McDowell, in “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” wrote about how the word of God was “Written on material that perishes, having to be copied and recopied for hundreds of years before the invention of the printing press, did not diminish its style, correctness, nor existence. The Bible, compared with other ancient writings, has more manuscript evidence than any ten pieces of classical literature combined.” Truly the word of God stands forever!
The word of God is the single resource that you can always rely upon. You can go to your bible right now and know that, without any doubt, you will have immediate personal one on one time with your Heavenly Father. No other reading material that is available to mankind can have that kind of impact at achieving your greatest potential. Other books may have good insights and even lead you to some truth, but only the bible can lead you in ALL truth. Only the written scriptures can reveal to you the heart of God and the true will of God for your life. So this week, your challenge is to embrace and live up to the greatest potential that God has in store for you. Just as the Apostle Paul said to the church at Colosse, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom…” Colossians 3:16, may the word of God be in you so the word of God can flow through you. God has a specific plan and a great purpose for you this week. Do not let the typical distractions in life keep you from fulfilling that purpose. Seize each and every opportunity that comes your way. May the Lord bless you.