I John 2:12-14 “I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you have overcome the evil one. I write to you, dear children, because you have known the Father. I write to you, fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.”
We have a friend whose mother is in her nineties. Though at times, this woman doesn’t remember the names of her own children and grandchildren, she remembers Bible verses. She remembers the words to hymns. The things of God are deeply buried in her, and they have stayed with her even when her most significant memories have been lost.
No matter where we are in this journey called life, God’s Word is relevant for us. It will help us, as children, to prepare for the trials we will surely face. As young adults, it will help us to triumph over the temptations of youth. As mature adults, His Word helps us to face the days ahead, and to teach and prepare our children and grandchildren for what we know they will someday face. And at the end of our lives, if we have spent our lives close to Him, His Word will comfort us and give us courage.
Many times, we tell ourselves that now is just not a good time for us to study God’s Word. We rely only on what we memorized as young children, or we tell ourselves that there will be plenty of time later on. But we need it NOW. We need His Word daily, for its nutrition will make us strong for whatever we may face today.
Dear Father, Thank You for Your Word, which offers wisdom and guidance for every day of my life.