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2 Thessalonians 1:3 The Passion Translation

We feel a personal responsibility to continually be thanking God for you, our spiritual family,[a] every time we pray. And we have every reason to do so because your faith is growing marvelously beyond measure. The unselfish love each of you share for one another is increasing and overflowing!


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 The Word Of Our God Endures Forever. Beth Harris

The Bible tells us that even though the grass withers and the flowers fall, the word of our God endures forever. Life is fragile and the things of this world are temporary and perishable, but the word of God will last forever.
     I’m so grateful that the word of our God endures forever. God’s word has sustained me through many dark and difficult times. For nearly 30 years, it has been my light, compass, strength, hope and joy. Through times of sickness, loss of loved ones, financial hardship, and heartbreak; the word of God has been my anchor in the storm.
    
The Lord has spoken to me through His word and counseled me in making decisions. Over the years I have underlined, highlighted, dated, and memorized Bible verses. I have defended the Bible and depended on the word of God; even when I despaired of losing everything else.
     Life is full of change. One season ends and another one begins. The grass withers and the flowers fall during Autumn in preparation for Winter. In the same way as nature, our lives are only temporary.
     A person is considered to be in their prime when they have reached the pinnacle of their strength, vigor or success in life, but then people decline with age; just as grass withers and flowers fall.
All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV)
    
However, the word of God is always in its prime. The Bible’s strength, vigor, and success never declines. It is just as relevant and pertinent today as it has always been.
    
The word of God endures forever, because God is eternal. The Bible is unique and unequaled. It is extraordinary because it is God-breathed.
     2 Timothy 3:16-17 says,
“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.” (NIV)
    
The Bible is God’s word to deliver truth; wisdom for living, hope, power, salvation, healing, transformation and revelation. It teaches, corrects and trains us so that we can serve the Lord.
    
There is no other book that can make and substantiate the claims that the Bible does. God’s Word includes His promises to believers. People may mean well but, even those with the best intentions may have to break their word on occasion. However, God always keeps His Word.
    
Still, as wonderful and precious as the Word of God is, many have tried to discount, destroy and challenge the Bible, but it has continued to stand the test of time. In fact, people who have sought to discredit the Bible often become believers and staunch defenders of the Christian faith.
    
Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (NIV)
     There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.” –Dwight L. Moody

    

 QUOTABLE
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” Psalm 91:1

     Study the life of Jesus Christ. Read the story over again. Study the thirty years of quiet subjection at Nazareth. Stand amazed before the three years of
service. Think of the slander, the spitting, the backbiting, the hate—think of everything that Jesus endured that was unfathomably worse than anything you will ever go through. Yet his peace was undisturbed; it could not be violated. It is that peace that God exhibits in us when we sit in “heavenly places”—not a peace like it, but that very peace..

     The circumstances of our lives  will not hinder our peace. The rush and
turmoil of the world will pass us practically unnoticed. Why? Because we are sitting in “heavenly places” in Christ Jesus.. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”, where he is secure and safe. Jesus is all the world to me. The security of His love and peace is sufficient.—Oswald Chambers

“They tried to bury us but they didn’t know we were seeds”.Dinos Christianopoulos, 1978