I am many times completely unaware of the latest fashion trends adopted by the younger generation. I was in the mall the other day and witnessed a member of the younger generation wearing jeans that to me appeared completely worn out. Crossways rips up and down the front of the leg made the jeans to look like they had seen better days. Then someone else was wearing the same kind of jeans and then I realized that they didn’t wear them out, they purchased them with the rips already in place. Go figure.
Those jeans that looked worn out are a picture of what the Lord tells us about this world and its whole system. Heb. 1:10-12 tells us: “And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end”. Our clothing wears out, fashion trends are changed, buildings go up and then they are torn down. Communities change, countries change, and people change. Everything in this world is in a constant state of change and decay. Everything however, but God. He is still the Everlasting Holy God of the universe. His Son is still the only Savior who died on the cross. The Bible is still the inerrant Word of God. The gospel is still the only good news that can save a sinner. And faith in Jesus is still the only way we can ever expect to get to heaven. Our God is the everlasting and unchangeable ruler of the universe.
Where are you placing your trust? The attractive things that we pursue will one day end up in the landfill. The philosophical fads that are constantly being bandied about will all fade from popularity like a pair of worn out jeans. Only simple faith in God and His unchanging Word will endure.
Pastor Stultz has been writing this weekly devotional for many years. In 2009, he published a compilation of devotionals in book form, also called Moments of Meditation