but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was
preached to you.
In contrast to our existence on this earth is God's Word.
As we wander (or wonder) through this life, it only makes sense to seek something outside of ourselves to give us direction. There are many that would say that we need to look within us to find direction, to find truth. We even hear it in our children's programs, trust your heart, they say, but why would I trust myself? I have only been here for a short 34 years. That isn't much when you consider time itself.
I should be listening to someone much older. This is why I think it is important to listen to the older generation. Gain from their wisdom, but don't stop there. Go older, and consider something that will last... God's Word. It has stood the test of time, and has passed with flying colors, and according to its own words, it will continue to last.
This has been a great chapter, culminating in this reference point. It has given us commands and goals, it has given us a high calling, and has told us why we shoot for it.