God’s Word is eternal
“But the word of the LORD endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.” 1 Peter 1:25
God’s Word is eternal and relevant in all of today’s circumstances. The same words that were given to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob centuries ago, can give us direction and comfort today. The same words that David and Solomon wrote under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit can give us wisdom and encouragement in our everyday lives.
It’s the reason why I can say today that God’s Word is where your peace is! God’s Word is where your comfort is and God’s Word is where your wisdom for the future is. When David was being pursued by his own son trying to steal his kingdom, he penned these words. “Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance/approval.” (Psalms 42:5) David encouraged himself when he was depressed and saddened at the circumstances surrounding him. He stirred up the words of God on the inside and allowed those words to strengthen his spirit. The entire Psalm 42 are the words given to him by God to speak over himself in a time he was forced to leave his home for a season.
We have just come through one of the most difficult trials our world has seen in a long time. It felt like a time of retreat and withdraw. However, we have come out with renewed strength, strength in our faith, strength in our hope, and strength in our peace. Like I caterpillar flying out of its cocoon as a new butterfly, we have emerged with new life and energy knowing that God has great things planned for our future. So, continue to encourage yourself and others with the eternal words from God our Father.
Today I want to encourage you to look at God’s Word in a whole new light. See it as a relevant source of strength and healing in whatever you are facing in life. Spend time looking up and committing to memory passages on peace, faith, and the eternal love of God. Some suggestions would be Psalm 91, Psalm 103, and Psalm 112. I know that an entire chapter seems like a lot to memorize, but simply reading it out loud every day for one month is one of the best ways to learn God’s eternal Word. Believer me . . . it’s worth it!
Today’s scripture reading: 1 Peter 1:22-25