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When I think of the phrase “old and new,” God and the Bible certainly come to mind. One of God’s names is “the Ancient of Days,” referencing His eternality, and even the “youngest” books of the Bible are well over 1,000 years old. That being said, this is one of the most precious verses of Scripture, in my opinion:
“Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!” — Lamentations 3:23-24 CSB (emphasis added)
This is an “old” verse, having been written “during or soon after Jerusalem’s fall in 586 b.c.” (per John MacArthur), and naturally speaks to a specific context in the book of Lamentations. However, here in January of 2021, it is still true that God’s mercies are new every morning. His grace and forgiveness are offered to us afresh every single second of every single day!
God’s Word never changes. And as it says in Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” “Old” (read: “eternal”) truths can be beautiful and thrilling to us today as we read and experience them like new in Christ!Published in