Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mark 13:31

Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.

In this chapter Jesus begins telling His disciples about the end times and what things to look for to know it is coming. He lays it out for them and tells them to keep watch. Of course this message applies to us as well since we are also His disciples. We, as disciples and followers of Christ must keep watch. No one knows the day or the hour of Christ’s return except God Himself and we need to be ready.
What I want to point out in this passage is that right in the middle of Jesus telling us about all the negative and bad things that are coming He gives us hope, something to hold onto. He’s telling us how the only way we are going to survive the bad is that He will cut it short and come for us. Then He goes on to say, “Heaven and earth will pass away. So all we know and have worked for in the natural will be gone.
Then Jesus gives us a “but”. Anytime anything bad happens God “buts” in with something good. These are going to be trying times, “but my Words will never pass away” Jesus says. All else in heaven and and earth will be gone, but His words will never pass away. We have a hope to cling to. Everything that Jesus has said is true. Every Word He spoke, every promise that was made, they will never change. We know that our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His Words are the same as well. What He said yesterday is still true today. It will still be true tomorrow, and till the end of time. So, we know that trouble is coming and we need to prepare for it. Hang onto the one thing that will never change, God’s Word. It is truth and will last forever.

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