Depending on how old you are, you have gone through more or less new findings. If you follow along, have you ever wondered about their wording or the sense behind them?
What do I mean by that? Let me give you two examples from of my own life:
- When I was young, a few decades ago, they said that if you cannot easily peel a boiled egg you have not done a good job letting cold water run onto it after boiling it. Now they say that the ease of peeling the egg depends on how fresh the egg is.
- Thirty years ago they told us not to lay down a baby on his back — to prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and so that the babies would not choke to death if they would throw up while in bed. Today they say differently: the risk of dying of SIDS is much higher for babies that sleep on their side or on their stomach.
What if they are wrong? What if they had been right years ago? Did they find out more? Have they made new discoveries? Back then we’ve thought we can trust their advice and found it to be true. Now their truth has changed. Who can guarantee that it will not change again tomorrow, next week, next month, next year or even in ten years time?
True, the peeling of the egg is not that serious but the death of a child is — and so is the death of a relationship, the killing of love, and the destruction of a marriage!
Be careful in whom and in what you are putting your trust in. Opinions change and so can people, but the Word of God will last forever.
In 1. Peter 1:24-25 it says that:
All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.