Always Fresh and New
Just about everything I can think of in this world of ours has its limits: wealth, time, wisdom, opportunities—even physical life itself. Paul wrote: “For this world in its present form is passing away” (1 Corinthians 7:31 NIV). And John declared, “This world is fading away, along with everything that people crave” (1 John 2:17 NLT).
But I’ll tell you one thing in my experience that has no limits at all. It’s God’s Word. In one Bible paraphrase, the psalmist declares: “I see the limits to everything human, but the horizons can’t contain your commands!” (Psalm 119:96 MSG).
No matter how many times I read a passage of Scripture, there’s always something new, something I’d never seen or considered, some fresh Word from the Lord. It’s like peeling an onion, finding layer after layer—only the onion never grows smaller. With the Holy Spirit as our Guide and Teacher as we read and study the Word, we will never exhaust the Bible’s wisdom, beauty, and good counsel. No one will. Not ever.
The Bible is full of infinite wisdom, because our infinite God inspired it, word for word. As you read it, the Lord will speak to you, help you, sometimes warn you, but always draw you close to Himself. So take comfort in His words, which are the one and only source of truth.