“For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever…” (1 Peter 1:24,25)
Before death there is decay. Strength and beauty peak and then wane. Old age is very humbling.
Wouldn’t we all like to stay as strong and vibrant and beautiful as we once were, in the bloom of our youth? We all try to get “there,” to that place where we are at our “best.” But even if we do, our time “there” is over before we know it. What are we trying to accomplish by our pursuit of perfection? Why do we want to be the best that we can be? Is it for God’s glory, or is “self-love” and self-glorification at work?
All the glory of man is as the flower of the field. It will fade. But there is one thing which endures forever. The word of the Lord. God’s truth never grows old. In every generation its power remains as fresh as the first day it was spoken. Why chase after that which has wings and flies away? Why get caught up in vanity? Wouldn’t it be far better to dedicate our life to the glory of God’s Word which will outlast the glory of all heaven and earth?