“For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God. As the Scriptures say, “People are like grass; their beauty is like a flower in the field. The grass withers and the flower fades. But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And that word is the Good News that was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:23-25 NLT
We, as believers, are born again through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This gospel is shared with us in the eternal Word of God. God's word lasts forever. “Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven.” Psalms 119:89 NLT Jesus said this: "Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear.” Luke 21:33 NLT We can rest assured that we are saved because His Word says so. “I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.” 1 John 5:13 NLT Everything in life, apart from God's Word is temporary. The physical life we now live, the houses we live in, the cars we drive, and the "stuff" we use as consumers are all perishing. The only hope we have is to trust in the Eternal One (Elohim) who became a man in Jesus Christ. His Word is eternal and His salvation is likewise. Our spirit is made alive eternally by Jesus Christ. His Word exclaims that fact. We can't trust mankind, we can't trust ourselves, but we CAN trust God and His Word. Nothing else eases our pains, refreshes our spirit, and renews our confidence and hope. I don't know about you, but I'm soooo thankful for The Word of God!!!
Rev. Curtis Norris