So, here’s the scenario: You just returned from your local electronics store, and the entire ride home you’ve been eagerly anticipating unboxing your brand-new computer.
Sure, it was a little pricey, but that extra money earned you the latest and greatest machine on the market.
Arriving at home, you spend the next hour engrossed with installing software, plugging in cables and downloading updates.
With a blazing processor at your disposal, you begin using this new machine.
Yet a few months after firing up your new computer, something bigger and better makes its debut. Your computer is now out of date with the latest technology!
Technology is improving so fast, it’s no longer uncommon for our latest electronic purchase to become outdated before we get it out of the box! And, to stay ahead of the curve, it seems we have to update, update, update continually!
However, you might have also noticed that this “out with the old, in with the new” mentality has started to move beyond technology!
It’s no longer about upgrading just the things we own. Today we’re expected to upgrade what we believe—implying that our morals are now obsolete!
And, if we refuse, we’re branded as bigots or Neanderthals—clinging to old-world morals and impeding social progress.
But is that really how morality works?
Should the moral principles we have proven and embraced all our lives change based on culture and time?
Or is it possible that our core values require a more permanent foundation?
When God inspired His servants to record His Word, He didn’t include a set of plans for “the Bible 2.0”!
From the very first human being up until the present day, the way of life He teaches hasn’t changed.
Honor your father and mother. Remember the Sabbath day. Don’t kill. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Don’t commit adultery. Have no other gods before the one true God.
From our worship of God to the sanctity of marriage—God’s Word defines these “laws for life” as eternal and unchanging!
There will continue to be those who argue that the words of the Bible are outdated in the 21st century, but nothing could be further from the truth.
The Bible plainly states that God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
More than that, the blessings He promises for obedience—and the painful results for disobedience—apply as much today as they did thousands of years ago.
I recently heard a news anchor say, “The times, they are a changing,” when referring to society’s view of marriage, marijuana and morality. And there is no doubt, for a growing number, that is true!
But is it true with the law of God?
Count on it: Societies, cultures and entire civilizations will come and go; but the Word of God—living and powerful—will remain forever.
Your choice is to live in a way that will either be blessed by it or broken by it. But the Word of God will never be obsolete!
For Life, Hope & Truth, I’m Doug Horchak.