Friday, May 13, 2011
Wisdom From The Learned Elders of Zion
God’s Word Never Changes Insofar as Bedrock Principles are Concerned
Isaiah 40:8 … The Word of God shall stand forever
There is least one distinct difference between the wisdom of the Word and the ever-changing thoughts of worldly wisdom. The world changes, sometimes for the good, but also for the bad because of a lack of acquiring heavenly wisdom. In the world of geo-politics, we once had G-20 Summit conferences, in which nations could cooperate with one another for the benefit of all concern. In time these G-20 nations was narrowed to G-2, and now we have reached a low of G-0, simply because of the complexity of events.
It is almost impossible to know what policies are best and most desirable. This dilemma is in keeping with “Heaven and earth may pass away, but my word shall not pass away.”
The theme running throughout the entire 66 books in the bible is the same for every generation. The person who reveres the bible and researches it’s content, can receive strength for every occasion. His mind is transfixed and his hope is steadfast.
So God declares, “Let the heathen rage,” the Christian can rest assured his redemption is sure to come. Even if the pathway is strewn with pitfalls, rest assured, he who rules the universe will never leave us, nor forsake us. One look upon the Savior’s face will suffice to erase all the heartaches left behind. I remember Mordecai Hamm quoting from one of his favorite hymns … “the toils of the road will seem nothing when we get to the end of the way.” It was the Apostle Paul who said, “None of these earthly distractions move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself.” He was referring to the prevalence of moral decay even in his day.
And we can be assured, as was in the day of the Saints of old, when the hour of despair overtakes us, God has a way of turning evil into good. The history of the old testament Israelites is a living example of God’s providential care.
Like Job of old, we too can say, “I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the later day upon the earth.” Scanning through the scriptures, we cannot help but see the folly of seeking pleasure in this life at the risk of losing our soul. The highest mountain peak of all is when we shall get a glimpse of the glorious day when Christ shall reign over all the earth.
The gathering storm, as Winston Churchill used to say, prior to World War II, what we see at this present time is but a prelude to events preceding the coming Kingdom. Judgment precedes victory and is made plain to us as we recall sacred pasts.
What I have given you is a short rendition of the 39 books of the Old Testament. In coming weeks, I hope to take a leisurely walk through all 66 books of the Bible. The title of which I have named Wisdom From The Learned Elders of Zion
Repeating again, thy word shall never fail, likewise, Jesus never fails. This song tells it all.
By Roy Falls