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For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:
All flesh is withering, fading and dying like grass; having both its beginning and continuance in the earth. Eventually, it returns to the earth and takes leave of its root; once again becoming dust. All, without exception…the aristocrat, the beautiful, the young, the strong, the rich, the poor, the nourished and the hungry…will become weak and withering; all will succumb to the brutish nature of time.
We have seen the flower flourishing, and yes, we will see it withering. Earthly glory will fade and wither, but the glory of God is neither lost nor stained by death. This glory is not like worldly beauty, splendor or grandeur which becomes dust and is buried in the grave. No, the glory of this flower is transplanted from an earthly garden to a heavenly garden where it shall never fade.
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Even though man and his earthly glory are fading and withering…God and his words are alive and everlasting. The glory of the law faded, but that of the gospel remains. The apostles did not live forever, but the words which God gave to them remain.
The words of our God shall stand forever, in spite of all that has been done to the contrary by persecution. Truth has outlived its once mighty foes. Truth has overturned the monuments raised to commemorate its destruction. As a glorious flower, attired in celestial radiance, the beauty of the Word of God remains forever and ever.
The glory to which the Gospel raises believers, adorns them with a beauty that never fades or withers. It dignifies them with a profound relationship to Jesus Christ; introduces them into God’s favor; exalts them to be his sons and daughters; gives them access to his gracious presence; provides them with the privilege of receiving his love, security and care; and makes every believer a priest unto God.
The words of God are enduring, for the loving kindness of God, which is the sum of them all, is immutable, and the covenant which conveys them is irrevocable, for it is confirmed by the blood of Jesus Christ and the oath of God.