“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”Isaiah 40:8
It ought to be comforting to know that God’s Word will stand forever. But it is also terrifying. The entire book of God’s inspired Word is complete exactly the way it is, but if we dare to add to it or take from it, we stand in danger of God’s wrath. Those closing instructions from the last verses of the Bible have put “fear and trembling” in me even as I write these words.
We may not be tearing out pages from our Bibles or writing in new chapters, but consider these questions: Are there portions of God’s Word you would rather ignore because the words speak with conviction to you? Has it ever been tempting to make a Bible passage fit a situation just for your need? Think of how Eve added to God’s words back in the Garden of Eden when the serpent first questioned her (Genesis 3:3). Even that little deviation became a step in the process of her distorting God’s directive and choosing the way of sin.
Let’s rest in the assurance of His good and complete Word drawing us confidently to Him. There’s nothing more you need!
Jesus Christ is your all in all, and his divine Word has given you everything you need for life and godliness (see 2 peter 1:3).