‘All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.’ Psalm 119:160 NIV
A publishing house advertised: Ten books to read before you die. And the Bible didn’t make the list! Amazing; it’s one book you should read! When Ann Shorb replaced her favourite cookbook with a ‘New and Updated’ version, she said: ‘It wasn’t the same. It had been adapted for…convenience…’ Ann goes on to say: ‘It seems like a lot of people are trying to do the same thing with some of God’s recipes.They’re trying to adapt them to make them more convenient, more time saving and easier to follow.’ God’s Word never changes. The results of sin are the same: ‘The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ…’ (Romans 6:23 NKJV) God’s plan for salvation hasn’t changed:’By grace you have been saved through faith…not of works, lest anyone should boast.’ (Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV) His method for finding guidance is still:’The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.’ (Psalm 19:7-8 NKJV) His solution for anger is the same: ‘Rest in the Lord…Cease from anger, and forsake wrath…it only causes harm.’ (Psalm 37:7-8 NKJV) To find peace we still should: ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known…and the peace of God…will guard your hearts and minds…’ (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV) The Psalmist said, ‘All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.’ Bottom line: you can’t ‘new and improved’ God’s Book!
Gen. 10-12, Jn. 18:12-24, Ps. 150, Prov. 29:22-27
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012