The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever. Isaiah 40:8 (KJV).
Remember the saying that ‘change is the only constant in life,’ well this may be true in and of itself, after all, if we look around us we see the world changing each passing day, as years go by from generations past to present and will do the same into the future, this is consistent.
As we observe the phenomenon of the change and of it being constant it truly dawns on us that its constant nature is causing the world and the things of this life to gradually pass away. It is not only that change is constant, but that the consistency it provides reveals the inability of the world to remain at a standstill.
Another consideration to explore with regards to the constant nature of change is to measure it from the point of view of its qualitative attributes which is, does this constant nature to change present or bring about a positive renewal and quality of life and living to us humans? Meaning, does the constant effect of change offer us newness of life, exuberance, vitality, and consistent comfort in our aspirations and pursuits in life or does it lean more towards depravity and decay? By a long shot, if we are true to ourselves, we know that the answer to the question above leans more to a constant change in the depravity and decay of a world that is passing away.
A proof of the fact that the world is fast passing away can be observed in the different trends of life that occur in each passing generation. Indeed, trends come and these trends also go, making way for new ones to take their place. Even more grievous is the decay and devastation this constant has to offer. In the sense that, with each passing trend, we see ourselves gradually moving away from what everyone accepted as morally right, decent, and sacred, to more profane, audacious, and atrociously immoral behavior and lifestyle being accepted openly. This indeed does not spell ‘ a positive constant.’
So, what can we hold onto then as being positively constant? This is because as human beings we desire stability and constancy, this is a part of our nature. It is at this point that we must refer to our memory verse for today to help give us clarity and direction. This verse clearly states the obvious and gives closure to all we have been seeking and asking. Which is that the whole world we live in will pass and fade away, however, only one thing that will never fade or pass away, and what is this one thing? The Word of GOD.
GOD’S Word indeed stands the test of time, it rides through the constant changing times of this world, overrules the laws of this type of change which has contributed to the decaying properties of this world, and also proved its ability to be the Unchanging Constant that the world has ever known and came out Victorious on all sides.
How was this proven and achieved? This was achieved and proven in Jesus. Jesus Christ the Word of God made flesh was Victorious by His death on the cross, resurrection from the dead, and ascending into Heaven in His full capacity as the Word of God. Therefore, proving that the Word of GOD stands constant in all its claims and promises and will never pass away. HALLELUJAH!!!
When we condition ourselves in realizing that GOD’S Word is forever constant, we bring ourselves in line with the eternal and victorious Power that the Word of GOD carries, and in doing so, we are counted worthy to walk in all the realms of the Unchanging Constant of the Word of God.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
Praise God for His Word
FATHER GOD, the earth is fragile—but You are not. You remain faithful and steadfast forever. Your Words are timeless, and Your promises are trustworthy and true. Thank You for allowing me to draw close to You each day by meditating on Your Word. What a blessing it is to know You and be known by You! In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.