So often “sure things” in life cannot be counted on, and “lasting things” fade away. It is only the eternal things of God that can be counted on to last. The person who hopes in the Lord shall never be ashamed.
In Luke 10:38-42, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet hearing the Word. She was occupied with the Savior and was receiving in humility the doctrine that He taught. She was careful to hear the Word of God and to make time in a busy schedule to “receive with meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your soul” (James 1:21b). But the last statement of Jesus in this story is of special interest. Mary had chosen the good part of receiving the Word, which Jesus said, “shall not be taken away from her.” She had decided to build her house upon the rock of Christ. Though trials, tragedy or any problem came against her, she would not be moved. The future shakings would come (3), but the provisions that Mary had stored in her soul for the future were to remain.
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the Word of our God shall stand forever” (Isaiah 40:8). Build your life today on the only thing that can be counted on. Everything else in heaven and on earth will pass away, but God’s Word will never pass away (Matthew 24:35).