Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An Eternal Permanence

And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever. (1 John 2:17; NKJV)

"This clearly suggests that it is by obedience that we [Christians] establish an eternal identity that outlasts the present world system. If I am a laborer on earth, an architect, a musician, a scientist, a teacher—however skilled I may be at any of these activities—none of the designations will survive the present age. But there is an eternal permanence to the character and activity of a person who can be identified as one who does the will of God."

Zane C. Hodges, The Epistles of John, p. 105