“Heaven and earth will disappear, but My words will remain forever.” Luke 21:33
She never made it to the party. She had done exactly what the directions indicated, but she still became hopelessly lost. The next day she discovered some kids had switched several street signs in the area. She failed to reach her destination even though she had true directions. The directions couldn’t account for teenage pranks.
If you have ever had an experience like that, you may be skeptical whenever you receive directions to an unfamiliar setting.
Many people approach what God’s directions with similar skepticism. They are not at all sure that His truth is absolutely accurate or applies to modern life. Maybe He has forgotten about a turn, a detour, or a switched street sign, they think. Times change, so how can we rely on truth given centuries ago?
Because God knows the end from the beginning, not one of His statements ever turns out to be a mis-direction. He does not shade the truth or leave out an essential part. His absolute truth applies to every situation in history.
I encourage you to read Psalm 119, the greatest chapter in the Bible about the endurance and truth of God's Word. Verse 160 says, "All Your words are true; all Your just laws will stand forever."
Not only is God's truth absolute, but it lasts forever! You can count on it for eternity.
Your View of God Really Matters …
Which is a more reliable compass: God's truth or your experience? In light of that, do you interpret God's truth through the grid of your experiences, or do you interpret your experiences through the grid of God's truth? Your starting point makes all the difference! Today, start with God’s truth and see what happens.
Read God’s Word Today…
Psalm 111:7-8 NLT “All He does is just and good, and all His commandments are trustworthy. They are forever true, to be obeyed faithfully and with integrity.”
Psalm 119:89, 91 NLT “Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven. … Your regulations remain true to this day, for everything serves Your plans.”
God, because You are absolute Truth I can trust Your Word to be true today, tomorrow and forever.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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