I have always been intrigued by the name of this store. Would I want to be 21 forever? Who does not want to turn back the clock and “re-do” the past, perhaps appreciating what once we took for granted? But to be stuck at 21 without any chance at change or growth does not appeal. To be any age forever would be to stagnate. And of course this store is not forever, especially as they are considering filing for bankruptcy.
Of course, there are very few things in life that are forever. But today’s verse tells us that God’s Word is eternal, not having the boundaries of time. Everything else we can name has a limit and an end. What man can come up with may seem perfect and complete. But it will end. In contrast, God’s Word has no limits. It is broad, boundless and viable for every age. And it is without end. It will continue into eternity. Not one letter or stroke of the pen will disappear before heaven and earth do! (Matt. 5:18) God’s Word is forever, unlike anything we can touch on this earth.
Because His commands are boundless, they will always speak to my circumstances. I cannot say that God’s Word does not have the answer in whatever dilemma I face. His words are not bound by time OR by scope! His words give wisdom, comfort and guidance to every challenge in my life. No other book can do what God’s eternal word claims to do. But how easily I am distracted by other voices. Or I do not give His Word the time and study to find those answers.
Lord, keep me in Your boundless, relevant and eternal Word.