1) O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.
2) For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.Psalm 117:1-2 (KJV)
In this episode of The Greater Heritage podcast we learn that God’s truths not only last, they endure.
Picking out individual words in Bible verses and meditating on them is a fruitful practice. It helps let God’s word open up to us and allows us to grow our understanding of His everlasting truths.
For instance, look at the word “endureth” or “endures” from Ps. 117:2 (KJV). Think about what that word means. It tells us that God’s truths not only last forever but also that they endure forever.“An enduring truth is far better than a truth that just lasts.”
God never changes and is never surprised when His truths are challenged and neither are we to be. Rather, the fact that God’s truths are questioned is a good thing. It is a way by which many come to trust in Jesus. In cases where the challenges are to disprove God’s word even then we can be encouraged because His truths have, can and will stand up to any and all challenges.
An enduring truth is far better than a truth that just lasts. Challenges to God’s word have only made it more valid and reliable over time and have given us even more reasons to believe them.
This goes for all of God’s truths. His Word endures (it has for 2,000 years) and His promises endure. His church also endures for He has told us that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matt. 16:18 KJV)
And ultimately our faith endures because He preserves us. (Phil 1:6 KJV) While we will never lose our salvation because God preserves us, we must still endure trials in this life. As we run the race of endurance in this life we must always remember that trials are for our spiritual benefit. (Heb. 12:1, I Cor. 9:24 KJV)
May we always glorify God and His eternally enduring truths!