There is nothing better than the feeling when you get something new. As a child, I recall going to the store with my parents, and while in the store, mom or dad would say, “Get you something.” Wow! What excitement I felt! It was a feeling that I cannot quite express. I was overwhelmed with such a high level of exultation. It did not matter how big or small my new possession would be. All that mattered is that it was new!
Probably for most of us, we can recall our first job; we couldn’t wait to receive that first paycheck. In great anticipation, we would map out in our minds what we were going to purchase. As adults, most of us still get excited like this about getting new things.New homes, new cars, jewelry, clothing… but like in most instances, our new things become old things. Our emotions about those news things also shift.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV). This scripture informs us that everything that happens in the present has happened before in the past. Think about it. This is an existential cycle of life. The new becomes old, and we initiate the process all over again just to witness a carbon outcome.
But the Word of God never gets old. It remains new, refreshing, revealing every day. “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8 KJV). Isaiah shares that the Word of God is everlasting and unlimited. Unlike objects and beings, which can be compared to the grass and the flowers, the Word of God does not age. We can find new hope, renewed peace, and lasting solutions through God’s Word.
God’s Word remains alive and effective!“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV). God’s Word is a highway to life. His Word is current, it’s life-changing, and POWERFUL. God’s Word reveals who we are as His creation (IN HIS IMAGE) and what we are not. His Word covers us physically, mentally, and spiritually. It gives us wisdom to separate good from evil and make right decisions. The Word shapes our lives and leads us to everlasting life. Now, that’s brand new for a lot of people!
God knows everything. He is the God of time and space. He is in control. However, to witness His manifestation, we must obey His Word. “Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24 KJV). Nothing can be concealed from God. He is omnipotent—knows all. With His all-seeing eyes, He sees all we do and knows all we consider. We cannot attempt to be private when it comes to Him. His presence is everywhere. Therefore, abiding in Him is how we must live. His Word gives us a clean atmosphere and never gets old.
The Apostle Paul, who has a significant amount of writing in the New Testament, knew the worth of God’s Word. He knew the magnitude of spiritual consumption of the Word.His life was transformed by the Word. Because of His obedience to the Word, countless others have been saved and renewed by God’s Word.
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35 KJV). Therefore, if we really want to experience something new and that it remains new, the Word is what we fully desire. A fulfillment of God’s Word that never gets old.