Always Relevant – Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Years ago, there was a popular board game called Trivial Pursuit. This was a game of questions and answers. The questions were, as the title suggests, trivial. The information given in the questions were of very little value or significance.

Today as I sat reading the paper, I realized most of the articles were stories that would generate little interest in the next few days. What I read today will be of little value to me tomorrow. The content will be forgotten unless it ends up in a future edition of Trivial Pursuit. The value of these stories lay in the moment, and the moment has passed.

I was reminded that while the importance of these stories is fleeting, there are stories in Scripture that will always be relevant. The Word is not dependent on a moment in history. The Psalmist wrote, “Your word, O Lord is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens” (Psalm 119:89). Scripture is rooted in eternal God, and, as such, these sacred pages are always relevant to humanity’s condition of sin, need for salvation and desire for forgiveness.

The words of Scripture transcend this world, and we will know them and understand them fully in the age to come through the teaching of the Holy Spirit. In other words, everything written about this world is trivial. Everything about the Scriptures leads to eternal life.

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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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