Journey Through The Bible
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 45-47
New Testament Reading: Luke 21
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away (Luke 21: 33).
Today there are many organizations dedicated to saving the Earth or saving the Planet. That goal is futile. God says it will all pass away. This earth is temporary. This world will end. The book of Revelation tells us that God will create a New Heaven and a New Earth. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more (Rev. 21:1).
Certainly, we can destroy some of the beauty of the earth, and we have left some ugly scars. But it is utter arrogance to think that mankind with our feeble power could ever destroy that which God created. It took all of God’s omnipotence to form the earth and all it contains, and nothing short of it will bring it to an end.
This does NOT mean that we should abuse and trash this earth. God placed Adam in the garden to tend and care for it. We should protect the beauty of the earth for all to see the marvelous handiwork of God. But even as awesome and glorious as the beauty of this earth is, it will all pass away. God will create a new world, and we cannot even begin to imagine how awesome that will be!
While our earth will pass away, Jesus’ words will stand the test of time. What the Lord predicts will take place. Even two millennia later, we can be confident that the prophesies Jesus proclaimed will be fulfilled. God is keeping His promises and His Word will not fail!
During difficult times in our lives, it is easy to become discouraged and be tempted to live like the unsaved world. Jesus told us to be on your guard and to be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man (Luke 21: 34 & 36).
We don’t know when our Lord will return, but we are to be faithful and to be ready. Jesus said, “Yes, I am coming soon.” And the Apostle John replied, “Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22: 20) Are you ready? Are you anxiously awaiting His return?
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