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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Life is Uncertain But God's Word Stands Firm

We are living in very uncertain times. Life can change for us at the drop of a hat. Recent hurricanes have destroyed several Caribbean islands, causing many people to experience loss of all they owned. Earthquakes have destroyed areas of countries like Mexico, claiming lives and property. Wildfires in California have done the same. And, for our nation, the threat of war with countries like North Korea has come closer and closer to reality, threatening the peace that we cherish.

Although life is uncertain at best, there is something that we can cling to, something that stands firm no matter what is going on in the world. That something is God's Word and faithfulness. Psalm 119:89 tells us that God's Word is fixed in the heavens. In fact, it is not just fixed, but firmly fixed. That same verse says that God's faithfulness endures to all generations. Not just one or two generations but to all generations, those that have passed, those that exist right now, and those that are still to come.

We can rest in the neverending certainty of God's Word because its heavenly foundation is in God Himself. He is a faithful God, a God who keeps His promises and whose love for those who love Him is steadfast (Deuteronomy 7:9). It is a love that never ends but endures forever (1 Chronicles 16:34). We can also rest in the certainty of God's Word because of His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Word of God made flesh (John 1:14) and He is the same today as He was yesterday and as He will be tomorrow and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

In these uncertain times, we can turn to God's Word for assurance. His Word provides all that we need. It is a lamp to guide our feet and to give light to our path (Psalm 119:105).

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