We headed South to spend a couple of days with our vacationing grandchildren and their parents. On the way, our GPS kept giving me directions toward our destination. It kept saying, “Go toward Mobile”. It kept pronouncing it “Mo-bull” instead of “Mo-bill”. I wondered how long it would take this automated voice to completely change the way we pronounce Mobile.
Some things, like words, change. But some things don’t change.
Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 7:21 ESV)
He also said, “The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day.” (John 12:48 ESV)
The words of God, spoken by Jesus and delivered to us in the Bible, are words which will never go away. They will be the very words by which all humanity will be judged.
I have known people who owned a Bible but knew absolutely nothing about its contents. If asked to open the Bible to the book of Genesis, they had no idea where to find the book. It is so sad to see our culture turn to its god who is nothing more than their own thinking and actually turn away in disgust from the God who has actually spoken.
But God’s words are eternal. We will come face to face with them in the judgment.
Listen to Him. Be ready.