The value of the Word of God
By: Kaye Singleton
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
Walking into an assisted living room of a dear saint of God reminded me of the importance of reading the Word of God. Rachel Sullivan will soon turn 100. We have known each other for 55 plus years. Her love for God is obvious. Next to her chair was her worn out Bible open where she had been reading before we interrupted her.
Memorization of the Word of God was a given at our house. Mom would drill us and Dad would reward us with a nickel for every scripture we memorized. Wish I would have saved those nickels instead of spending them so quickly.
My husband has been a coin collector most of his life. I asked him if any of the nickels were of special value. Several of the common Jefferson nickels are worth hundreds of dollars. The three legged 1937D Buffalo Nickel is worth $550 minimum. The 1913 Liberty V nickel sold for $3.4 million dollars. It’s possible that I was given some nickels that would have been worth keeping.
His Word that I was given by my parents is worth more than $3.4 million dollars. Jesus was speaking here to let us know that His words will last forever.
Barnes’ Notes reads, “You may sooner expect to see the heaven and earth pass away and return to nothing than my words to fail.”
I thank the Lord for giving us His Word that encourages us and uplifts us in our lonely hours. The Bible is the most treasured book I have. We can stand on Your Word knowing that it will never pass away.