Built to Last

A weekly devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb

Over the past week many of us have probably asked the question, “Where did the summer go?” No one would argue that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by. But we are reminded, in the New Testament, that the word of the Lord is timeless and immutable. In 1 Peter 1:24-25, the apostle Peter, encourages suffering believers with these words; “All flesh is like grass and its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.” The conjunction “But” always indicates that a contrasting statement or condition is to follow. Unlike the grass and the leaves, that at this time of year start to lose their vitality, the word of the Lord (The Bible) is just as powerful and truthful as when it was first spoke by God. The Greek word rendered “remains” in this passage means to stand in place or to stand against opposition.

As Christians we need to be reminded that word of God was built to last. Every biblical principle and promise remains unchanging, no matter what the season of the year or the season of life you are in.