What Book Can Be Relevant to Every Generation in History?

Biblical Authority Devotional: Claims of Scripture, Part 12

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One of the fantastic claims of the Word of God is that it “stands forever.”

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. (Isaiah 40:8)

Today’s big question: what book can be relevant to every generation in history?

I have three teenagers living in my home, and I find it amusing to see the trends that their generation seems to love: iPods, Facebook, messed up hair, jeans that come new with holes pre-torn into them. Nice. Yes, very nice. Why can’t they come up with really great fads like I had in my day? You know—like the mullet! Well, maybe those fads weren’t much to be proud of after all!

Each generation has its fads, it seems. And with each generation seems to come a renewed call to be relevant. You are nothing if you are not relevant!

One of the fantastic claims of the Word of God is that it “stands forever.” God’s Word does not come and go like other books, movies, dramas, and fads of each generation. The Bible is a compilation of God-breathed writings that are relevant to every generation, every culture, and every class of people in history. Wow! Take a moment to stop and think about that! Who could ever compose such a document? Only God could.

As you study God’s Word, take time to see what He has to say about your work, your marriage, your parenting, and your journey with Him. Seek Him on a personal level and not just on an academic level. Seek the answers He has given to help you to live for His glory—today!

Today’s big idea: God has written His Word in such a way that it is relevant to every generation.

What to pray: ask God to help you to apply His Word to your life today in a way that is relevant to the specific issues you are facing.


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