“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Isaiah 40:8
God has been in existence since the dawn of time. We don’t know when time began, nor do we know where God came from. He just was and is and always shall be … God. Many simply refuse to believe in His existence. Those that do believe in an unseen deity have been referred to as weak, in need of a crutch to survive. Along with disbelief in a spirit being who created all things comes a disbelief in His supposed “word”. There are even those who do believe who dismiss certain portions of the Bible’s contents. Even though they weren’t there when the events chronicled in scripture took place, they find it difficult to place their trust in something that their logical mind will not allow them to accept. They simply don’t want to let go of control of their lives. If those portions of scripture that seem implausible were to be removed the Bible would be a very thin book. It isn’t necessary for us to understand every word written in scripture, we are asked to believe it as true and place our trust in it.
It’s a matter of faith. Our faith must give birth to trust and our trust must be complete. If we place our faith in Christ, we need to accept the infallibility of scripture. To not do so calls into question God’s very existence. Without the Bible we would have no written record of Him or His instructions and commands. Once we allow for the certainty that the Bible is God’s flawless word, we need to also accept that everything God has said within its’ pages shall absolutely come to pass. Mortal man is born, lives and dies without much fanfare, but the word of God was and is and shall endure forever. The Bible contains words that can be relied upon without question. Until Christ returns, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resources: The Matthew Poole Commentary; The Pulpit Commentary; Barnes Notes on the Bible & The Asbury Bible Commentary.