Matthew 24:33-35 NIV 2011
Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
This Scripture is part of what some call the Olivet Discourse, the last of five discourses in Matthew’s book. Jesus, after leaving the temple, was with His disciples who asked a question. “Do you see all these things?” Seated on the Mount of Olives, he spoke these words about the kingdom of God. By using “Truly…” he was making sure they understand its import. For Jesus to make His final statement, there is not doubt it is true. Isaiah 40:8, “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” God’s Word will endure forever.
We moved into the home that we were building in May of 1985. I figured we would remain there forever. We endured living with only subfloors for three years. Several pieces of outside finish work were not completed until a few years later. Living in a home that was not complete was what we endured to get what we wanted. Christ endured the cross so all who believe in Him will have eternal life. Because we have God’s Word, daily we experience His enduring truth.
How do others see us endure through all circumstances?
We endure using His Word,