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The Pastor's Study 02


This post was written in 2013.


Every Sunday I drive up HWY 287 and I see the beautiful vibrant colors of the blue bonnets and the pink and yellow flowers that decorate the grassy median of the highway. As beautiful as those flowers are during the springtime I know that once fall and winter come those vibrant colors will become bleak.


Life can sometimes be viewed as those flowers. Maybe spring was a great season for you in life but as summer has come and fall and winter rapidly approach you begin to feel yourself fading spiritual. The reasons we fade spiritually can be numerous. However, I want to encourage you today with a word from Scripture about how you can avoid becoming bleak in the Christian life.

The Apostle Peter tells us that all life is like the grass that withers and the flowers that fade, but there is hope for the believer because the Word of the Lord abides forever (1 Peter 1:24-25). Just previously in this passage of Scripture we find that Peter tells us, because we are Christians our lives are no longer perishable but imperishable. The reason we are imperishable is because of the, “living and abiding Word of God” in our lives (1 Peter 1:22-23).


The way to overcome the plague of fading spiritually is by remaining faithful in the Word of God. Sunday school and preaching will not sustain you spiritually. A believer needs the Bible study of Sunday School, the exhortation of Scripture in preaching, and daily devotional study.


“The grass withers and the flower fades, but the Word of the Lord abides forever.”

(1 Peter 1:24-25)