We welcome a new year. Let me share something that never changes no matter how many new years come.
Man has been on the earth for 6,000 years. Empires have come and gone. Babylonians, Egyptians, Medes-Persians, Romans, Roman Catholic Church, European Monarchies, Great Nation-States like Spain, France, Britain, and the United States. But it will not stop here – there will be something else after the United States – it is inevitable, some sort of sovereignty which transcends geography.
There have been major upheavals in the economies of the earth: Foraging changed to Farming changed to Feudalism changed to Commerce changed to Industrial Revolution changed to Information Revolution. But it will not stop here – there will be something else after the Information Revolution, it is inevitable, sort sort of new economy will drive the world.
A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass that dies away. Their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of flowers in a field. The grass withers, and the flowers fade beneath the breath of the LORD. And so it is with people. The grass withers, and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” Isaiah 40:6-8 (NLT)
Fashions come and go: Men wore dresses, women now wear dresses, men wore wigs, women now wear wigs, men wore makeup, women now wear makeup, men were the ones at one time wore most of the jewelry, women now wear most of the jewelry, platform shoes were and have come again, hip huggers were, and have now come again. But it will not stop here – there will be something else after skinny jeans, it is inevitable, sort sort of new fashion will cause us to go to the store and replace our wardrobe.
In the beginning the Word already existed. He was with God, and he was God. He was in the beginning with God. He created everything there is. Nothing exists that he didn’t make. Life itself was in him, and this life gives light to everyone. The light shines through the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:1-5 (NLT)
Throughout the last 4,000 years there has been one book that has remained constant throughout all the empires, economies, and fashion changes. The Bible has stood as a towering symbol guiding men’s lives for thousands of years. Creating hope, prosperity, persecution, and guidance where there was none because it came from an eternal place. This book will never change and the results it brings will never stop.
Know the book that surpasses history and every new year.