Inerrancy of Scripture | Devotion #5: Isaiah 40:8
Caleb Combs | Gathering Pastor
If you live in Michigan or a place that experiences the four seasons, you probably love fall. Fall is the greatest time to be outside with all of the colors at a cider mill, play sports, or just get out for a walk. The colors are breathtaking, the air is crisp, and the scents are delightful. I love all football, cider, and donuts, but one thing I never look forward to is raking leaves. I have eight mature oak trees on my half acre lot that love to torture me. Hundreds and hundreds of bags later, my yard is clear from leaves, but man is it a ton of work. The life of a leaf is interesting. Its birth in the spring and death in the fall make for a short life. All things go through seasons; things come, and things go. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” A band called The Byrds wrote a song in 1965 called “Turn, Turn, Turn” based off of this exact chapter, and it turned out to be hit in the United States and the United Kingdom; it’s still played and sung to this day!
The words of this verse say it all, “for everything there is a season.” Isaiah 40:8 tells us, “the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Things come and go, fads come in style and leave as quick as they came. My kids loved the fidget spinners for a couple of weeks (weird craze in my opinion), but now those things are just lost among the pile of other old toy fads that came and went. We all can think of something that has come into style and now is not, yet we own it. I still like cargo shorts! Ha Ha! However, the book of Isaiah is clear, though everything may fade away and lose relevance, the Word of the Lord will not ever lose relevance. God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever. When our world seems to be turned upside down by tragedies, God’s Word is something we can stand on. God’s Word says He will never leave you or forsake you, and that is something that you can take to the bank no matter what the circumstance. So today in the business of your life, know this: when all things come and go, His Word will never leave.