Read the Bible in a Year This morning read Isaiah 23--25 God's Word Is Always Relevant Man's counsels are always changing. Regardless of the field of study, what man concludes today, he will change tomorrow. This is even true on what we tend to believe are the rock solid endeavors of science and medicine. I am only 47 years old, yet, in my lifetime, the medical opinions on coffee have changed several times. Lately, it seems that the researchers are finding many good times about coffee. Give it some time and the trend will change, coffee will be a bad guy again. Of how many other things in medicine can we make similar statements? In the 1970s, scientists were telling us that pollution and all the other things that man is doing would cause global freezing. You know what the current opinion is! Those same things are causing global warming. Give it some time and the trend will change. There was a time when they said brisk acceleration, that is, getting up to speed quickly in your car, and then maintaining a constant speed as close to 45 mph as possible was the best way to save gas. Now, they are saying slow acceleration and slow deceleration are the ways to save gas. We could waste all kinds of time, talking about the best methods of math, which philosophy is right, what psychology we should use, and on and on and on. What is true with the counsels of men today will be false doctrine tomorrow, and then it will be true again. With the counsels of God, we cannot say these things. What I preached this past Lord's Day from Psalm 36 (for our morning service) and First Corinthians 1:10--31 (for our evening service) I could preach in Indonesia one thousand years from, or I could have preached it one thousand years ago in England, and the sermons would be just as relevant in Indonesia and England, as they are in Grants Pass, Oregon and as those texts were in Jerusalem during the days of David and in Corinth during the days of Paul. I know this is true, because I have taken biblical texts and preached them in Oregon, California, Colorado, Washington, Mississippi, Texas, and Idaho, and Murmansk, Russia, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, and those same messages have gone out in the pages of The Bible Meditator all over the world, and the same with this e-mail devotional list, plus in other publications that have gone to different places of the earth, and some have been translated into different languages, and videos have gone to many different cultures. The response has been the same. Whoa! Is Don boasting? No, not of my work, but of Him whose word I declare. I give a hearty amen to the words of Isaiah, 1 O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. (Isa. 25:1).