The Word of the Lord Abides to Eternity

The prior post presented several verses about the change from the old creation to the new. One is Revelation 21:1: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.” In addition to those verses, Matthew 24:35 says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.”

Matthew shows us where to focus our attention—not on what is passing away but on the Lord’s eternal words. Likewise, 1 Peter 1:24-25, quoting Isaiah, says, “ ‘all flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass has withered, and the flower has fallen off, but the word of the Lord abides forever.’ And this is the word which has been announced to you as the gospel.” By this living and abiding word of the gospel, we have been regenerated and we grow unto salvation (1 Peter 1:23—2:3).

Not only will heaven and earth pass away—1 Peter and Isaiah tell us that all flesh, all human beings, are withering, decaying. Therefore every day we should take in the life-giving word of the Lord as our daily bread to revive us out of the withering flesh and lift us to the eternal realm. This post has advice for practicing such contact with the word of the Lord. This is our daily walk toward New Jerusalem in the new creation.

Lord, draw us to experience Your word as our daily bread. 

 
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