“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
(Isaiah 40:8, NKJV)
Some time ago, I overheard a conversation between two men talking about the
Kentucky Derby. They were discussing the horses that would be running, the odds
and the favorites. One of the men, trying to convince the other to place a bet on a
particular horse, made the familiar statement, “It’s a sure thing.”
We have all heard that statement before, but when I heard it this time I wanted to
jump into their conversation and tell them both, “The only sure thing that there is,
is God and the Word of God.”
You see, you can depend on God’s Word. God is unlimited, yet He has placed
limits on Himself as it relates to His word. God states in another verse, in essence,
“Before anything I say fails, heaven and earth will pass away.” What God says, He
will do, He must do. He cannot make a promise that He does not keep. He must
and will fulfill His promises to you.
Everything else might wither, fail, fade and pass away, but God’s Word stands
forever. Because His words will stand forever, doesn’t it make since to stand on
His word? There is not much in this life that is a “sure thing,” but God’s Word is.
His word is, SOMETHING YOU CAN STAND ON.