What is Permanent?
Main Scripture: John 1:1-3, 2nd Timothy 3:16-17, Psalm 23:6
The world is full of images of our lives that often can consume us. We see images of how we should live our lives, the foods we should eat, the clothes we should wear and the things we should do to have fun.
Maybe you are struggling with self-image, feeling down about yourself, maybe you are looking for security in a relationship, or maybe you are more worried about what your social media followers think about you. These are worries that you might be facing right now or maybe you are struggling with something more.
You may be thinking I have heard of these things before, but let’s look at what God’s word says is permanent.
- God is permanent
We can see in John 1:1-3 that God created everything including me and you and without him nothing would be made as perfect as he made the earth.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:1-3 NIV
- God’s word is permanent
We know that all scripture is God breathed, which means that even though there were many people who wrote the books of the Bible. God spoke through these people throughout history. He gives us his word in order for us to learn his truth and grow closer to him.
“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV
- Our souls are permanent
We know that our bodies will one day fade away but our souls are the only thing that will last forever. If you believe in Jesus Christ you don’t have to fear for the future. We know that our soul and a new glorified body will be in heaven.
“Surely your goodness and love will follow meall the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LordForever.” Psalm 23:6 NIVNow that we have seen the things that are permanent we need to trust not in the things of this world but in the eternal things. Our days are limited on this earth and each life has an eternal weight to it. Think about your own life, see where there are areas of your life where you can give the things of the world to God and allow God’s word, his permanence and the everlasting life that Jesus so freely has given us to fill your daily life.
Love and Blessings,
Ms. Hannah McGill
Transformed Student Ministry