Friday, February 6, 2009

Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”


“The grass withers (yabesh: dries up, withers away), the flower fades (nabel: wears away, withers, disgrace, dishonor, falls down, droops), but the word (dabar: matters, acts, chronicles, sayings, commandments, utterances) of our God stands (quwm: arises, raised, established, sure, accomplishes, raised up) forever (`owlam or `olam: everlasting, old, perpetual, evermore, ancient, always, futurity, indefinite and unending).”


The grass dries up and withers away, the flower droops and falls, but the word of our God arises and is established forevermore, without end.


Here we see a short parallel of that which is passing away and that which is eternal. This is yet another reason we must be found studying the Word of God. Unlike all else that is around us that is fleeting, the utterances of our God stand forever! Here we see why the Word is living and active. Within God’s chronicles reside life giving words! Today, make spending time getting to know His words a priority. I have experienced first-hand how it can change one’s entire life!

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