The Bible tells of things which are unfailing.
1. The Lord’s compassion is unfailing: “his compassion fail not” (Lamentations 3:22). Of the Savior it is
said: “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them” (Matthew 9:36); “I have
compassion on the multitude, because they… have nothing to eat” (Mark 8:2).
2. The Lord’s promises are unfailing: “there has not failed one word of all his good promise” (1 King 8:56)
“he is faithful that promised” (Hebrews 1:23).
When Joshua stood beneath life’s setting sun, he said to the children of Israel: “This day I am going
the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and all your souls, that not one thing hath failed
of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and
not one hath failed thereof” (Joshua 23:14).
3. The Lord’s faithfulness is unfailing: “great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23); God is faithful”
(I Corinthians 10:13); Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it” (Thessalonians 5:24)
When we falter and fail, the Lord continues to be faithful: “If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he
cannot deny himself” (li Timothy 2:13). “If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments.
my loving kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail” (Psalm 89:31, 33).
Money Can’t Do Everything
Money, no doubt, is a power; but a power of well-defined and narrow limits. It will purchase plenty, but
not peace. It will furnish your table with luxuries, but not you with an appetite to enjoy them.
It will surround your sickbed with physicians, but not restore health to your sickly frame. It will encom
pass you with a cloud of flatterers, but never procure you one true friend. It will bribe into silence the
tongues of accusing men, but not an accusing conscience.
It will pay some debts, but not the least one of all your debts to the law of God. It will relieve many
fears, but not those of guilt– the terrors that crown the brows of Death. He stands as grim and terrible
by the dying bed of wealth as by the pallet of the poorest beggar whom pitiless riches has thrust from her door.
The Indestructible Word of God
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35.
Someone has put it down in this fashion: Century follows century – there it stands. Empires rise and fall
and are forgotten – there it stands. Dynasty succeeds dynasty- there it stands, Kings are crowned and un-
crowned – there it stands. Atheist rail against it- there it stands. Agnostics smile cynically- there it stands.
Profane, prayerless punsters caricature it- there it stands. Unbelief abandons it – there it stands. Higher
critics deny its claim of any inspiration- there it stands. The flames are kindled about it -there it stands.