God’s Word Doesn’t Change

“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; if there’s one book you should read it’s the Bible!  When a well-known Christian author replaced her favorite cookbook with a “New and Updated” version, she said: “It wasn’t the same.  It had been adapted for convenience.  And people are trying to do the same with God’s Word; adapt it to make it more convenient, time-sawing, and easier to follow.

The truth is, 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’ (Rom 6:23 NKJV).  God’s plan of salvation hasn’t changed; ‘By grace you have been saved through faith…not of works, lest anyone should boast’ (Eph. 2:8-9 NKJV).  His method for finding guidance is in the same place: ‘The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.  The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statues of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes’ (Ps. 19:7-8 NKJV).  His solution for anger is still the same: ‘Rest in the Lord…Cease from anger, and forsake wrath…it only causes harm’ (Ps. 37:7-8 NKJV).  His method for finding peace hasn’t change: ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made know…and the peace of God…will guard your hearts and minds’ (Php. 4:6-7 NKJV).  The Psalmist said, ‘All your words are true; all your righteous laws are etrnal.'”

Bottom line: “new and improved” simply isn’t in the Book!

 

This message taken from: Daily Devotional-The Word For You Today