The Eternal Word
Week beginning: 6th November, 2016 | By John Scriven | Bath
'The grass withers, the flower fades,Isaiah 40 v 8 (NKJV)
But the word of our God stands forever.'
In an age where religion may be seen as personal preference or cultural inheritance (Anthony Appiah spoke of this recently in his first Reith lecture this year), our faith stands on firmer ground. While Christianity explains the human condition (why humankind is capable of both grandeur and degradation) and our subjective experiences are formative, our faith stands on the objective truth of God's word.
As lawyers we understand that words, and how they point to the truth, are crucially important. Jesus perfectly provides us with both. Jesus said He is the way, the truth and the life, and He is the way and the life because He is the truth. That must give us confidence in the flux of changing opinions, both within and outside the church.
1. For ourselves, that our convictions about the word of God will give us the confidence and courage that we need to live for Jesus in the legal profession.
2. Thankfulness that The Lawyers' Christian Fellowship has, over generations, been faithful to God's word.
3. For our nation's Christian leaders, that they hold fast to biblical truth.