Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24:35.
He [Christ] pointed to the Scriptures as of unquestionable authority, and we should do the same. The Bible is to be presented as the word of the infinite God, as the end of all controversy and the foundation of all faith.
The infidel Voltaire once boastingly said: “I am weary of hearing people repeat that twelve men established the Christian religion. I will prove that one man may suffice to overthrow it.” … Millions have joined in the war upon the Bible. But it is so far from being destroyed, that where there were a hundred in Voltaire’s time, there are now ten thousand, yes, a hundred thousand copies of the Book of God. In the words of an early Reformer concerning the Christian church, “The Bible is an anvil that has worn out many hammers.” Saith the Lord, “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.” Isaiah 54:17.
At this time, before the great final crisis, as before the world’s first destruction, men are absorbed in the pleasures and the pursuits of sense. Engrossed with the seen and transitory, they have lost sight of the unseen and eternal. For the things that perish with the using, they are sacrificing imperishable riches…. From the rise and fall of nations as made plain in the pages of Holy Writ, they need to learn how worthless is mere outward and worldly glory.
The Word of God is the only steadfast thing our world knows. It is the sure foundation. “Heaven and earth shall pass away,” said Jesus, “but my words shall not pass away.”
“The word of God shall stand for ever.” “All his commandments are sure. They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.” Isaiah 40:8; Psalm 111:7, 8. Whatever is built upon the authority of man will be overthrown; but that which is founded upon the rock of God’s immutable Word shall stand forever.
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—–Our daughter is dating an atheist. Please pray that either he will be converted or that they will break up. G
—–We are having a new set of meetings beginning this weekend. Please pray that many souls will be converted. Rose
—–My Aunt Judy is having surgery this morning on her shoulder. She fell off a nightstand earlier last month and did a lot of damage. She has been in much pain since. They are going to replace her shoulder. Please pray for a successful surgery and fast healing. I know our God is able to carry her through! She is 70 years old. Jennifer
—–My dad has asbestosis, tomorrow he has an appointment at the lung doctor and I’m going with him. He is in pain and it doesn’t seem good please pray Jacob
For some reason, driving in Spokane, Washington, always confused me. For the five years that we lived near that city, I never could seem to get my directions straight. When Ron would tell me to go north, I invariably would turn toward South Hill. I did this so consistently, that it became a family joke. I always countered with, “Well, South Hill is up and north on a map is always up, so I must be going north. That’s logical. I can’t be wrong.”
So it is with so many on the road of life. They have turned “south” when they should be going “north.” The Bible warns, “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Prov 14:12 Isaiah’s words describe us so well, “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way.” Isa 53:6 There are millions who are rushing down the path which leads to destruction without realizing what the end will be. Those millions go through life thinking that all is well, but in the end they will hear those frightful words, “I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Matt 7:23
How much we need a Shepherd. How much we need a Guide Who has trod the path before us to show us the way. Praise God! He Who left Heaven to save us longs to be our Shepherd! His Great Heart of Love yearns to take us in His Arms and show us the way, but we must ask Him. He never forces Himself upon us. “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Isa 40:11 Our Great Redeemer has promised to lead us on the right path. “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isa 30:21 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Ps 32:8 Moreover, He assures us, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 Think of it! Our Great Shepherd gladly gave His life so that we may live! What love! What wondrous love!
Our Good Shepherd pleads, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt 7:13,14 May we heed His call. May we follow His directions, so that we will not find ourselves on the wrong road. May we continually “follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth” is my prayer.