What Does It Mean to Believe the Bible is True Forever?
He remembers His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded,
for a thousand generations,
Fifteen years ago I made a covenant with my husband to marry, cherish, and love him for the rest of my life. Most days it is easy, but there have been days it has to be a choice and not a feeling. I’m so glad God’s love and word is not like that! I’m so glad God doesn’t waiver with His love for us. He has chosen to keep His covenant of love with us. This covenant is found in God’s Word. And this covenant is for us even today.
Many people will say the words were written thousands of years ago, what do they have to do with us today? I would say this: the Bible was written years ago and because it is “living and breathing” it is still for us today. I would say this: the Bible was written by a God who never changes. If He never changes, the truth He wrote a thousand years ago is still truth for us today.
What do you believe about God? This is everything. If you believe God is true, unchaining, and without error, then His very words are the same. the Bible is more than just words on pages. It is a TRUE picture of God, man, and how God rescues His sinful creation. Not only has He rescued us, He desires a relationship with us. How does this happen? Through His covenant. When the author of Psalm 105 wrote verse eight, he did not think thousands of years later you would be reading those words. But here we are!
The word “forever” means forever. Don’t get bogged down in the doubts and questions. Just accept the fact that god’s word is true – F-O-R-E-V-E-R. The end. It is for us today if this verse is true! If this is true, then the most precious thing we could ever own would be our Bibles. His word is like a treasure we can search our whole lives to find – only to see that it has been here all along.
If the Bible is forever, these EIGHT truths are true:
- God’s laws and truth are still true. (Psalm 119)
- God’s love for us is enduring! (Psalm 136)
- God’s mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118)
- God’s kingdom is still in control. (Matthew 6:13, Hebrews 1:8)
- The Holy Spirit is the assurance of our faith – forever. (John 14:16)
- Christ’s righteousness is enough to cover an eternity of sin. (2 Corinthians 9:9)
- God’s glory remains. (Galatians 1:5, Ephesians 3:21)
- Christ is always interceding for us. (Hebrews 5:6, 6:20)
God’s word is forever. I often forget God’s covenant with me, but the Bible is my constant reminder to keep remembering. Keep trusting His Word – He doesn’t forget His love for us. What a treasure.
The Bible is God’s covenant to us.
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Sarah E. Frazer is a writer and Bible study mentor at sarahefrazer.com. She is the wife of Jason and mother of five who all serve as full-time missionaries in Honduras. Her passion is to encourage women to fall in love with the Bible. Sarah is the author of several Bible study resources for women. She shares tools for deep-rooted Bible study at sarahefrazer.com. Follow her on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/sarah_e_frazer) and join her free prayer challenge at sarahefrazer.com/prayer