“…since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; for ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever.’” 1 Peter [1:23]-25
Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder once said, “The only certainty is that nothing is certain.”
Many events and experiences in our lives threaten to reinforce the idea that we cannot be sure of anything. (Except death and taxes, of course.) And while this perspective undoubtedly seemed to echo throughout the first-century world that Pliny the Elder experienced, he was wrong in an enormously important area—the gospel of Jesus Christ. The good news of Christ’s life, death, and resurrection is certain, forever.
It is true that our minds and bodies wither and fail. Our grandest achievements in life fade with time and lose their luster. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a sure and certain hope for living. The word of God in flesh—Jesus—died for our sins. If we repent of our sin and believe in Him, then the surest good for our existence can become a reality forever!
Are daily struggles a thief of your well being? Have idolatrous hopes or dreams robbed your soul of its true identity? In Christ Jesus, we have a rescue that remains forever.
Heavenly Father, examine my heart through the truth of your Word. Help me to see that all other arguments apart from you will fail. Grant me the courage to trust that your Word is eternally trustworthy. Amen.