Monday, September 10, 2012
Each of these last a long time, but there are things that God says are in a completely different category.
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever."
As long as these other things will last, God's word is promised to last forever, which is a lot longer.
Another thing that will exist forever is man. Being created in God's image means that we are semi-eternal. We have not always been, but we will exist into eternity. That means that even a bum on the street will exist longer than the pyramids and even the earth itself. The choices we make now--whether to submit our will and live with God on His terms or bow up against Him and live without Him--those are forever choices.
I don't know many people that will willingly choose to give up their own will for anyone--especially not a God they haven't met, but it's a critical choice. That's why it's so important to tell people about Him. How will they know if we don't tell them? How can they stop attempting to buy God's favor unless they're told it's already been bought for them? All we can do is ask God for the opportunity to make Him known and gently, tenderly follow up on it. We can tell our own stories of the amazing rescues God has crafted for us. God will rescue them too. It's not our job, but we can be a part of the process and rejoice to see the rescue.
There's something else that is eternal, but that is for tomorrow...