How much in life is forever? In all honesty, not a whole lot. Peter called the things of this world “perishable”. Of course, he wasn’t calling for people to quit life and just watch the clouds for the Lord’s return, he was encouraging the readers to consider the big picture as they lived and worked together. He wrote of “sincere love” and quoted Isaiah:
“All flesh is as grass, and the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.” – I Peter 1:24-25 NKJV
On the surface, it may seem odd that the Holy Spirit directed him to include that passage, but he goes on to encourage laying aside the “withering grass” (efforts focused on ourselves) and develop an appetite for the “pure Word” (2:1-2). When that happens, we continue to grow and mature; then it becomes second-nature to invest in the only other thing in life that’s forever…which is people.
What “forever” things will your mind be on today?