Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bits & Pieces: The Bible (2)

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

* Mirrored in the two images of grass and flower, are a perfect picture of temporary, vacillating humanity. Our lives are biblically portrayed as vapor-like, lasting only until burned off by the scorching sun.
The Word of the eternal God, by contrast, knows no limitations of time or eternity.
It will stand forever.

* What a graphic description of the durability of God's Word! Humanity, in its continual withering and fading, is aptly portrayed as grass and flower. When compared to eternity, we are exceedingly temporal.
Which brings us to the comforting truth that God's Word is eternal and unchanging. Why?
Because it is His Word.

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