Because of the importance of Israel and its people, and my personal love for The Land, I’m inviting you to join me through the key Old Testament book of Isaiah. Each day I’m posting some simple thoughts about this complex prophet.
“Moab is left in ruins.” (v1, CEV). Even its people who flee the land will be attacked.
Moab was what is now mostly the country of Jordan. It is just on the other side of the Dead Sea where many tourists float in South Israel. It, like so much of the lands from 1000 BC, are in ruins. As will likely our lands be in 3000 years, right?
But what stands the test of time? God’s word. Jesus says in Matthew 24:35 that even the heavens and earth will pass away but not His words.
We can be assured that His love and His promises for us will never fail. We are why He came. We can always trust the truth of His words! They will never be like the ruins of Moab, Israel or even the future ruins of any town in the USA.
And indeed, Jesus is the Word. “In the beginning was the one who is called the Word. The Word was with God and was truly God. From the very beginning the Word was with God.” (John 1:1-2, CEV). He is the One who came from Bethlehem, the house of bread. He is the one who said, “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35). He is our sustenance. He is our life. He lives forever!
The soldier of God, Joshua, proclaims: “Not one word failed from all the good words God spoke to the house of Israel. Everything came out right.” (Joshua 21:45, MSG). Everything will come out for you and me as well!
I’m thankful that His words of life are truth. His words will never fail. He keeps His promises. His words stand the test of time. His word is eternal.
(c) 2020. Rich Ronald.