Discipleship | Lesson 1 | Devotion 2
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.
Having a copy of the Word of God in our language is a privilege that we can take for granted. God took careful steps to ensure that His Word would endure forever. One of the great things about the Word of God enduring forever is that we can take it and share it. This is the same Word of God that was used to preach the Gospel to you!
God has already taken care of the preservation process, but, as Christians, we can continue to pass the Word along to others by sharing the Gospel, inviting others to church, and sharing our testimony of what God has done in our life. If someone came to you today and handed you the keys to a new car, would you be able to keep that to yourself? No way, you would tell everyone about the good thing that had just occurred to you. Your salvation is a gift from God. Begin telling someone about what God has done for you.
God has also given us His Word to learn more about Him. As you refer to your second commitment of lesson one, think of how you can begin to cherish the book that has been preserved for you. Choosing to cherish and study your copy of the Word of God will be life changing to you.
Although the Bible is thousands of years old, the truth contained within still applies to our lives. The principles, stories, and teachings of the Bible are timeless. While the world around you changes and fades, come back to the timeless truth found in the Word of God.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.