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Old Testament -Water Under The Bridge?

1 Peter 1:25  But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”

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.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

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!

Matthew 24:35  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

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.

John 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

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.

John 1:1-2 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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.”


C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. Several thoughts came to mind as I was reading your article.
    The Old Testament tells us how we got here . It is like the roots of our existence that multiply and fill this earth. It provides the knowledge and wisdom that springs up and births our understanding and relationship with our Creator.. This is the source that provides the knowledge we need; the platform that we are given to dive off of into the reason for who we are, what we are, how we got here, and where we are going,
    Saying such a so so statement is like wiping out all the wisdom that God spoke which would include the Ten Commandments; God’s moral laws! Is that something to toss aside? Certainly not!
    Jesus spoke about numerous passages in the Old Testament as the Old Testament spoke of Him to help people identify Him.
    Even after His resurrection He met up with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus and taught them from the Old Testament about His coming to fulfill the prophecies regarding Him and the promises that were being fulfilled.
    As Ray Comfort states in his interviews, the Old Testament tells us that God will destroy death and the New Testament tells us how He did it!
    They go hand in hand like a pair of gloves.
    Thank you of making this problem known and hopefully people will get it right.
    Blessings my friend, Great article.

    • One more thought.
      We can’t remove the foundation or it will collapse. It is like the parable of building on the solid rock or on sinking sand.

  2. Cora,

    Thank you for pointing out such pertinent information, so critical to our entire foundation as Christians! Your wisdom in the Word is prolific in and such that it spreads and solidifies His Word in ways that resonate with many. I appreciate your input, as I’ve said before, and always welcome your comments!

    God Bless you abundantly~

  3. I can’t help but wonder what those who neglect the Old Testament are hoping to gain. Surely we need the Old Testament scriptures to gather a complete and full understanding who God is to say the very least.

  4. I agree totally and completely Jennifer. I think they want to do “away with the commandment” and certain elements before Christ. I don’t get it. I love the entire Bible beginning to end.
    God Bless~

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