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Scripture: Matthew 24:35
Broadcast date: 03/21/2016

Matthew 24:35

Jesus told us in no uncertain words that, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” (Matthew 24:35). That is a mighty powerful statement and one we ought to consider carefully as we view creation about us. St. Peter talks about the coming event when all of creation disappears and we have only the sure Word of God, the Bible. Listen to him, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned.” (II Peter 3:10).

That means that the only SURE thing we have is God’s Word. Everything, and I mean everything, revolves around the Bible. It is the starting point from which all of creation operates. It is the plumb line that shows us what is right and what is wrong, what is eternal and what is temporal. David Roper makes the point so well. He writes, ”In 1867, four years after Idaho was organized as a territory, Lafayette Cartee, the Surveyor General of the United States commissioned Peter Bell to survey the new territory. Bell took a sledge and drove a brass post into a little knob on the summit of that butte, declaring it to be the initial point from which he began his survey. The survey established the language of land description in Idaho: Townships are designated north and south of the initial point; ranges are designated east and west. With such descriptions, you always know exactly where you are. So it is with the Word of God. The Bible is our “initial point” so that all we believe originates with the Bible. It is the measuring point, the plumb line, for all we preach and teach.

We thank God we have such a sure foundation in the Bible. All things are going to change and vanish—Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but the Word of God endures forever. Our thanks to God for that.