December 20th             


Vanishing Christians

Read 1 Peter 1:23-25

Heroes come and go. They don’t mean much to the next generation anymore. I wonder how many of our readers could even name their first Sunday school teacher, preacher or for that matter the principal of your school 20 years ago? Try to think of heroes you had as a child. You would not recognize most of them if you saw them today. The same is true of many Christians in our country…many of them just seem to vanish. BUT, THE BIBLE IS NOT SO; IT NEVER CHANGES: Psalms 119:89, “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

MEN OF THE FLESH ARE AS DYING GRASS. For all flesh is as grass. It was not unnatural for Peter to dwell upon the feeble, frail, and fallen nature of man, in contrast with God; and he therefore, says, “all flesh(every human being) is like grass.” There is no stability in anything that man does or produces, but God and His word endure forever. The comparison of a human being with grass, or with flowers, is beautiful, and is also very common in the Bible. The contrast turns on the fact that the grass or the flower, however green or beautiful it may be, soon loses its bloom; is withered; is cut down, and dies.

Psalm 103:15-6, “As for man, his days are as grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth, For the wind passeth over it and it is gone, And the place thereof shall know it no more.”

So in Isaiah 40:6-8 evidently referred to by Peter in this text.

 Here in 1 Peter, He is talking about all flesh. He is talking about you and me and not only the natural man. Today, more and more we live in days of the flesh. Psalms 89:48, “What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.”

Continued tomorrow!

Daily Assignments

Read Revelation 12-17, Proverbs 20. Realizing that all men are flesh, list some people that you think in some way you could imitate, and the qualities that you see in them. Complete___

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