A voice rang out amongst the people gathered recently during a discussion of God and His Word, when this individual said, “That’s water under the bridge! The New Testament took over wiping out the Old Testament. The Old Testament doesn’t mean anything anymore.” Wait! What??????
Yes, there are those who believe that exact comment expressed by our grossly misinformed friend. Nope! Water under the bridge? I think not.
God’s Word endures forever. That entails from the beginning in Genesis, to the very last Word in Revelation. All of it still pertains and is very much still a part of whom we are as Christians. And whom God is!
Let’s take a look at some of the examples in the Bible that reflects that His Word is forever.
This verse is allowing us to absorb the enormity of the Word in providing a visualization of grass drying up, and the flower slowly fading away. In its place, the reality is an understanding of how God’s Word will stand forever. That includes “ALL” of His Word.
Now, let me ask…Do you see anywhere in that verse where it says, “The Word will stand forever— BUT only in the New Testament?” Nope!
Here is an affirmation from the LORD stating in clear and highly concise terms, His word shall not pass away. That in and of itself doesn’t need further clarification. It is succinct and to the point. His Word stands forever. Period the end.
Now here in this verse we are learning how the Holy Word is “life affirming” and “breathes life” into each of us, His believers. When we are following Him, and trusting in Him, our spirit becomes astute, and aware and sharpened. It becomes an overall joy to be part of His royal family, knowing that His Word, and His love stand forever. And our capacity as His followers are enhanced by knowing His Word and being an example and extension of His love.
Jesus was the Word and walked among us in the flesh…perhaps the most overwhelming and critical aspect of the Word itself!
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Next time you hear someone say, “It’s water under the bridge” smile and say, “Yep, there always is water under the bridge…but Never His word. Nope! His Word is the same as it was in the beginning, and always shall be. Amen!
“Father, thank You for Your Word, it is alive in me, and I love Your Word, may I always follow Your Word, today tomorrow and always, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”