The Ever Lasting Word Is Still Relevant

“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (25) But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.” 1 Peter 1.24-25

Peter does a great job of contrasting the brevity of life with the unending truth of God’s Word. “all flesh is gras … “ It doesn’t take grass very long to dry up and lose its color. By contrast, “the word of the Lord endures for ever.” In the daily course of dealing with people, it is easy to notice so-called Christ-followers who want to treat the Word of God as though it is some ancient, outdated, irrelevant book that doesn’t really he any place in our lives today. I realize that is a pretty bold statement. And while most people will never say that out loud, they will live in such a way that their lives reflect that belief.
IF this GOSPEL is relevant enough to bring conviction to my spirit when I hear it preached, it is also relevant enough to speak to my day-to-day activities that are either controlled by me or by God’s Word and His Spirit. If there was any one of Christ’s disciples for whom these words are true, it was Peter. We all remember the times when he opened his mouth and firmly planted his foot there. But, when you come to Acts 2, the preacher of record in Peter. And with power he declares “the Word of the Lord (that) endures for ever.” The passage quoted above is taken from Peter’s first epistle. If you have not done so recently, I invite you to sit down and read 1 & 2 Peter and take note of the depth of truth that Peter declares. This is the same disciple who denied the Lord. But we observe a boldness in these two books that reflect Peter’s full acceptance of the Word of God as the ETERNAL Word of God, and that belief changed him. And it will also change you and me, if we will apply it. Just My Thoughts  …

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