November 21st –
God’s Word Never Changes
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Matthew 24:35
The ancient Egyptians inscribed some words on a stone in 196 B.C. We now call it the Rosetta Stone. It tells about a young king’s royal decree in three different languages. When they wrote down the story, they hoped it would last forever; however, today, one of the languages is no longer used, and we only have a portion of the full decree because it has been broken and worn over time. Sadly, not even words inscribed in stone will last forever.
We know that things don’t last forever. Your favorite toy gets pretty banged up after you’ve played with it a lot. It gets dirty or torn. Depending on how much you use it, the more quickly it will wear out. Some things, like a dollar bill, wear out quickly because they’re made of paper, while some wear down more slowly, like a copper penny. But we know everything eventually wears out.
God’s Word, however, is the exact opposite. The more we use it, the more it sticks in our heads and hearts, which is one way God’s Word endures. His Word also endures because it is written down. The Bible is a book we can read over and over and over. We can sing it, memorize it, and hide it in our hearts. But hiding God’s Word in our hearts doesn’t mean keeping it to ourselves. God wants us to ell others what His Word says, and He also wants it to influence everything we say and do.
God’s Word is eternal. It never changes. And as much as it is used, it will never decay or get worn out. God’s Word will always be the same.
What is your favorite toy? How long have you had it? Is it still in the same condition as the day you first played with it? Why?
Sometimes, the things we use the most become worn out. It’s usually what we love that we wear out the quickest. But this is not true of God’s Word. If we love it and put it to use, it will only endure.
How do you hide God’s Word in your heart?
You can practice hiding His Word in your heart by memorizing, reading, or meditating on it often. Try one of these each day this week. You can start with our memory verse from today!
Lord, help us to hide Your words in our hearts so they can grow and live in us, especially as we share these words of life with others. Amen