The world around us is an amazing, interlocking system that is immeasurable. It’s vastness, intricacy, and might is awe inspiring. It reflects an almighty intelligence. The vast orbits of the planets around the sun; the orbit of the moon around our little planet, and the amazing precision of each of them demand someone or something far more powerful than us to set it all in motion. Our precise location within this universe (the goldilocks zone) is so precise that even a slight variation would be catastrophic.

As grand as all of this is, science tells us that it is running down. It will eventually end. From the initial “wind-up,” it can go a long time but not forever. Matter and energy are interchangeable but they are not eternal.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:35, that heaven and earth will also pass away. Only our great and glorious God is eternal. Every material thing will eventually end but God has no end.

Hebrews 1:10–12

“And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.”” (ESV).

These facts: the temporary nature of our universe, and the eternal nature of our God, form an unanswerable reason for putting our trust in God. Only God is eternal, only He will last forever; our world will not. As eternal God, He is Lord of heaven and earth, and especially Lord of death and life. He alone can be our hope and help. He has done it in the past and He will do it again.

Psalm 37:5

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.” (ESV).

We must completely entrust our life and eternity to Him. He is the first and the last, the source from whom all things come, and the one to whom all things are going. Consider the words of Paul. He tells us that God alone is the source of all things.

1 Corinthians 8:6

“yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.” (ESV).

Since He is eternal, it is the height of wisdom and prudence to seek Him and His kingdom above all things.

Matthew 6:33–34

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (ESV).

Since He alone is God, our first and greatest need, and our last hope; it just makes sense to serve him with our entire life. “The earth will pass away and with it common trifles.” But you, as an immortal creature of the eternal God, “can go unendingly.”

Jeff Arnette

CHCOC

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