A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
Last night, I saw two commercials that ran within seconds of one another and each was proclaiming the exact opposite message. The first advertisement featured a young boy getting ready for the start of school. He was full of excitement as he looked forward to the end of summer. The next commercial had a girl on a bicycle loudly declaring that, with Dairy Queen’s Blizzard, summer would never be over.
Adulthood brings with it the realization that not only summer but time passes by very quickly. In fact, everything is fleeting with the exception of the authority and integrity of the Word of God. In writing to persecuted Christians, Peter (possibly in his late fifties or sixties) states “All people are like grass, and their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” The contrast between this world, and the things in it, is set against the reality of the Scriptures which will endure forever.
Summer and the beauty of a well maintained flower garden will soon be behind us. Yet, in God’s Word we will always find strength, comfort, and direction if we learn to listen and obey it. Let’s make the most of these final weeks of summer by enjoying all that comes with it. At the same time, let us remember that our greatest joy is to be found in knowing God and His Word, which will never wither or come to an end.