The Transient World and the Eternal Word

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

One of the things that I continually must recall to mind is what to ground my life upon. Neither the fleeting opinions of talking heads, the superficial platitudes that clutter the social networks, nor the empty promises of advertisements are capable of sustaining soul-satisfying, life-giving joy and security that only the word of God is able to provide. The problem is that I (and so many of us) are too easily distracted. We are too often like a bunch of 3 year olds with extreme cases of ADD and ADHD. And the world excels at offering up distractions.

That is why I so need and enjoy the reminder that songs like God’s Word Shall Stand Forever by Martin Luther and arranged and adapted by Faye Lopez have for us. Read and remember.

God’s Word shall stand forever,
The Bible shall prevail;
God’s Word shall stand forever,
His truth can never, never fail.
For feelings coms and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God,
Naught else is worth believing.
Tho’ all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.
I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word
‘Til soul and body sever;
For tho’ all things shall pass away,
His Word shall stand forever.

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