Standing the Test of Time
Our Lord, you are eternal! Your word will last as long as the heavens. You remain faithful in every generation, and the earth you created will keep standing firm. All things are your servants, and the laws you made are still in effect today. – Psalm 119:89-91 (CEV)
What do Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon Bonaparte, Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolph Hitler, Mao Zedong and Nelson Mandela all have in common? Whether good or bad, all achieved renown in history as notable leaders. And all are dead.
Leaders are important for setting the tone, establishing new ideas, carrying out policies, and forcing issues that most people would rather ignore. Yet they are human, too. Great leaders are as noted for their flaws as their triumphs. For the failings that include impetuous decisions, self-centered actions, and even the misguided belief among some that they hold the world in the palm of their hand.
To ignore the shortcomings all humans possess is to invite disaster.
Because of this reality, men and women still need the guidance and principles found in My word, the Bible. Without it as a firm foundation, morality becomes a popularity contest, with right and wrong determined by the latest whims and notions of people operating without a compass. Not because they are inherently evil, but because they are disregarding the wisdom set in place at the beginning of time. Qualities like truth, integrity, honesty, love, and worship are always good, they will stand the test of time. Like Me, they never change.
Catalyst for Spiritual Growth
- What guidelines govern the way you live? How would your life change if you looked at the Bible as pearls of wisdom that have survived every attempt in history to amend or disregard them?
- Watch this video about Bible verses and quotes about wisdom.
- What verse touched your heart? What quotation? How did they change your outlook?