January 6 – When Never Means Forever

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Matthew 24:35 (ESV)

Notice how that statement has been fulfilled. There was no shorthand reporter following Jesus around taking down His words; there were no papers to print His sermons, and they wouldn’t have printed them if there had been any daily papers. The leaders of the people were against Him. We might see one of our modern freethinkers standing near Christ, and he hears Him say: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away.” We might see a scornful look on his face as he says: “What ignorance!” If you find this difficult to believe, ask yourself this question—has it passed away? Do you know that the sun has shone on more Bibles to-day than ever before in the history of the world? There have been untold numbers of Bibles printed. The complete Bible has been translated into 670 languages according to Wycliffe Global Alliance (2017). They tried to ban it, to burn it, to chain it, and keep it from the nations, but God has preserved it, and sent it to the ends of the earth. Today’s promise has proven true ever since it was made by Jesus, it will never fail it lives forever.


Thanks in part to: A Living Daily Message From The Words of D. L. Moody selected by Emma Moody Fitt, Copyright, 1900, by Fleming H. Revell Company, now in public domain.