Technology is always changing. And I must admit, I love it. This new see-through HD TV looks amazing for sure! You can read this article about it if you want to learn more. It is easy to get caught up in the newest gadget or home necessity, but it will always leave you wanting. My personal testimony to this is when I got the sweet new iPhone 4…and a month later the iPhone 4S came out. With an ever-changing market we will always have more than enough temptation for materialism. But what can we count on to really last? Is there anything that will never change?
Jesus says in Matthew 24:35, Luke 21:33, and Mark 13:31 that “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” You can count on the stability of Scripture.
So what are the “words” that Jesus is talking about? He is talking about the message of hope for a lost and dying world. This hope is the Gospel. While everything around us is always changing we never escape the sinfulness of this world and of our own lives. We need a Rescuer. We need something we can depend on.
Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” He is our hope and salvation. Because of His substitutionary death on the cross, taking the wrath of a Holy God, a way has been made for us to be righteous. Since we cannot be righteous on our own merits, we trust solely in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Like John the Baptist we call out, “repent and believe”. This is the unchanging message that our generation needs to hear.
While technology will be cool for a moment, Jesus’ words will last forever. Let us focus our lives on what is eternal. Paul echoes this in 2 Corinthians 4:18, “So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Your fellow worker in the field, Adam