Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Bits & Pieces: The Bible (5)

"'Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished," (Matthew 5:17, 18).

* Someone has well said that God is as great in His minuteness as He is in His magnitude.
No detail of His Word, not the smallest stroke of the pen, will pass away without His fulfillment.
Even the heavens and earth are not beyond dissolution, but God's Word will stand forever.

*Years ago I came across a thought that has stayed with me as a life principle: The only things that will last are the Word of God and the souls of men... everything else will burn. The Lord brings that truth to mind on occasion, perfectly timed, of course, when I have begun spending my life instead of investing it. So much of what we do is exactly that. Needed is the reminder that if you can see it, it's temporal; it's the unseen which will endure. And the Word of God is forever settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89).

1 comment:

Julie said...

Investing in the eternal, rather than spending on the temporal. Thanks, Doc.