Biblegateway Verse of the Day

From Death to Life

By Benjamin H. Liles

          Because all flesh [is] as grass, and all its glory as [the] flower of grass. The grass has withered and [its] flower has fallen; but the word of [the] Lord abides for eternity. But this is the word which in the glad tidings [is] preached to you. ~ 1 Peter 1:24-25, Darby (Verse of the day)

          For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. ~ Romans 10:13

          Everything decays, and yet God and His word endures. Yes, I'm combining the two verses. I saw the verse Jeremy Camp posted up and I thought, "Hey, that's such a great word." Then I got to thinking about it, and decided it was time to work on today's (10/28/2015) verse of the day. On the one hand, since everything is replanted to the earth, even our own bodies, we decay more and more as time passes on. It's inevitable. It wasn't supposed to be like this.

          Don't get me wrong. I'm as positive as the next Christian. For those of us who belong to Him who saves--we see death (it's a barrier)--as a thin glass that we pass through, so that kind of decay is something we will go through, due to what Adam did. But, there is good news indeed: Christ came and gave His life so we might have life. 

          Yes, we may decay and die, but surely when we call on His name - Jesus Christ - in the bottom most part of where we are, He can and will save us from ourselves and our sin. He takes us out from the pit, setting us on a firm rock. That rock is only found in Him. So, even though we still pass through the veil of death, it holds no power over us just as it had no power over Christ. Today's word is a good word for sure.

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