Isn't it amazing how inspiring we find things that don't last? The problem is that as these things don't last the inspiration that comes from them does not last either.
We find a rainbow awe-inspiring. But its vividness and definition quickly gives way to the gray clouds of a stormy day.
The beauty of a flower catches our eye. But almost before that very eye the brilliance of its color begins to fade.
That which inspires us breathes life into us. Rainbows and flowers may breathe temporary life into us, but they are quickly exhaled and forgotten.
The source for lasting inspiration
So is there really anything that can give lasting inspiration for your life?
The answer to this question is found in the Bible. In the first letter Peter wrote he tells us: "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, 'All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever'" (1 Peter 1:23-25).
Living and enduring inspiration
The Word of God says the Bible is "living and enduring." The Bible is living. It has the power to create real life in Jesus. It is enduring. Its inspiring quality lasts forever.
God reminds us that "grass withers and flowers fall." Everywhere you look you see this substantiated. But "the Word of the Lord stands forever." The Bible is the "imperishable" seed that has the power to germinate and give new life to you every day.