Nothing pertaining to this life or this earth shall endure. II Peter 3:10 reminds us that “the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” But that which is holy and uncorrupt will never perish. The verses below are a great comfort for those of us who are “graven” in the palms of His “hands.” Like the psalmist I rejoice that my eternal life rests secure in the “Holy One” who will never “see corruption.”
“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether” (Psalm 19:9). Reverence toward God is pure and will last forever. That is because God is holy and eternal. The psalmist says, “His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun” (Psalm 72:17a). God’s name is the manifestation of His nature. “But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations” (Psalm 102:12). “But the word of the Lord endureth for ever” (1 Peter 1:25). His word will endure because God endures. “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ” (2 Timothy 2:3). Believers can endure difficult times because they know that God will endure and will triumph at last.
GOLDEN THOUGHT: Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (February 17 reading).]