Matthew 24:34 (NKJV) 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but “My words will by no means pass away”.

“Nothing lasts forever.” We have become accustomed to the reality of this cliché that we have many times, even as children of God, unconsciously applied this earthly maxim to eternal things.

But Jesus would have us remember that, yes, heaven and earth shall pass away; nothing in this world lasts forever. Money and love, our bodies and cars, careers and holidays all eventually break up or break down.

Even nations and world powers rise and fall over time. Would you believe there is not a single world government still in power today that existed when the United States was formed? As young as this country is, it is already the oldest living government on the planet!

Heaven and earth shall pass away, Jesus says, but my words shall not pass away. God’s words and God’s works will still stand when the earth is groaning and on fire.

Now, you may give theological assent to the point Jesus is making, but does the reality Jesus is highlighting infuse your decision-making with an eternal perspective and priority? In other words, do you live as if everything in this world is momentary and God’s promises are everlasting?

Nothing lasts forever, except everything that I do and say, Jesus reminds us. May this reality be reflected this day in everything we do and say? Have a heart warming day in the promises of God!

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