I get so pumped about the fact that the grass withers and flowers fade but the Word of God endures forever. So often when I hear that I think of the promises of God that I can hold on to, His truths which will always be true and His love that is never-ending, He is faithful even when I am not.
However, I think it goes the other way too.
When He calls me on my sin and I do not pay attention. When He calls out the error of my ways and my judgement and I ignore that still, small voice. When He reminds me of His justice and His holiness and yet I seem to be able to shrug off those Words – do I really understand that His Word endures and that the consequences of continuing to reject them will bring about a lot of pain?
So it is that if I truly believe that His Word endures than those same Words that were spoken to generations before me hold still true today. They are very relevant for me. I must read, study and apply it – learning the lessons from those who have walked before me so that I do not repeat the mistakes of others.