Mark 13:31 – “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” NASU
In the context of this particular verse Jesus was speaking of His Second Coming and giving the disciples and future generations clues and keys to look for to identify the times. In that context but also as a stand-alone statement He said: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” His Word is UNSHAKABLE and INFALLIBLE. We trust so many things in this world and life but the only sure thing is GOD’S WORD!
When I enter my house at night I flip the switch and believe that light is going to immediately fill the room. When I sit on a chair I believe that it is going to support my weight and allow me to sit there comfortably. When I get in my truck I expect the engine to start and take me down the road to my destination. When I get on an airplane I expect it to take over, become airborne, remain airborne until we reach the destination and then land safely and allow me to get off. It is by faith that we operate in this life and if we did not have faith and confidence that those things and multitudes more were going to be realities we would be mental and emotional wrecks and completely unable to function. Yet, too often we DO NOT TRUST the Word of God with that same expectancy. We read the promises and consider them “hopes”, “dreams”, “aspirations” rather than FACTUAL PROMISES by God Himself. We relegate them to some by-gone era or for someone else and that is wrong. Jesus said that although Heaven and Earth passed away HIS WORD WOULD NOT! It is rock solid and unshakable!
Let me encourage you to read the promises of God and take them literally not figuratively. Read them as personal promises to you because, if you have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus, they are! We readily accept that God does not and cannot lie but we treat His promises as though they were something other than factual absolute commitments by Him to us. If God says something He says it for a purpose not just to hear Himself speak or to make us feel warm and fuzzy at the moment of hearing it. He says it because of His great love and if He promises He backs up that promise with His very person, nature, and character. GOD NEVER speaks idle words!
So as you go through this day and from this day forward as you read the Word of God receive it as a Personal Promise of God to you because it is.
May God be with you as you go through this day!